Mahmoud Sabzi is active/lives in Iran, Islamic Republic of. Mahmoud Sabzi is known for painting.
Mahmoud Sabzi has been painting for over four decades and his stylistic progression has been influenced by his experiences of his Iranian homeland, his departure during the Khomeini regime to Germany and later to the United States. While his style has evolved from pastoral, realistic imagery to expressionistic portraiture very reminiscent of Matisse, his latest evolution has taken his paintings to a more contemporary framework. His subjects remain the same, notably melancholic, languid anonymous women who reference love and solitude and transcend reality. Equally informed by Western influences of Modernism and his Persian heritage, his new works repeatedly layer images to create a new world, reflected upon itself with the addition of faceted mirrors to create multiple dimensions.
Mahmoud Sabzi has held solo and collective exhibitions since 1987 throughout the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany and Japan and his works are permanently housed in the collections of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) and the Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art, Iran.