One to Watch: Elham Etemadi

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Elham Etemadi is an Iranian artist who was born in Shiraz in 1983. She currently lives in France, and is working on her Ph.D. in visual art in Strasbourg. She completed her BA at the University of Art in Tehran, and later received two MA’s in fine art; the first in 2008 from the University of Art in Tehran, and the second in 2011 from the University of Strasbourg in France.

Her artwork derives its inspiration from Persian art, nature, and animals. Working with various techniques, her surrealistic and colourful works also portray her strong interest in women’s rights and freedom. She has exhibited in solo and group shows throughout Europe and Asia since 2005.

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Elham working on a painting. 

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Works in progress and paints in the studio. 

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Elham inside her studio. 

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Several works on exhibition.

40 Comments

  1. Hi, Elham, great works and sort of upbeat!
    Congratulations for your feature!

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  2. Fedele says:

    Gorgeous artwork, so illustrative, light and free.

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  3. Maire Ni Mhearain says:

    Hi Elham, I absolutely LOVE your work – the painting style, themes and gorgeous colours. You are my absolute favourite artist on Saatchi. Would travel to an exhibition of yours if there is one coming up?

    Maire, Geneva

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    • on to watch says:

      thank you so much, an exhibition 17,18,24,25 mai 2014
      2 rue du chalon-saône, 67000 strasbourg port du rhin

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  4. Golnaz says:

    Good work Elham…
    Tabrik…

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  5. Vika Gankina says:

    Very beautiful painting!

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  6. Beautiful work. I love your lines.

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  7. michel lentz says:

    Very poetic works, illustrated fairy tales…

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  8. C’est genial! really like your stuff, vibrant, colourful, thought provoking.

    :) :)

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  9. Hayat says:

    Very Vibrant pieces!

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  10. Tahir says:

    Beautiful work..i like ur work bcz your work is so different..i love art

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  11. Al Shaikoli says:

    Dear Elham: your style seems very different than what I have seen while I have been working for, and seeing various artworks in museums around the world. Kudus to your creativity, and I look forward to see your paintings to be exhibited in North America.

    Regards, Al

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  12. Jim Harris says:

    Really strong and fantastic art – I really enjoy your work.

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  13. Il y a longtemps que je n’ai pas vu quelque chose d’aussi beau. Vraiment magnifique et tellement inspirant.

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  14. Penny Otwell says:

    Elham, your work is delightful!

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  15. Ashvin says:

    Ridiculously joyous love your presence on Saatchi and of course your ART

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  16. very nice. very creative and a signature style. That takes work.

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  17. Fred Bell says:

    I find the freedom of these paintings to be inspirational. Keep up the good work and congrats on being featured.

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  18. Maryam iravani says:

    I enjoyed so much. Very georges.thank

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  19. hello
    .very nice and creative art work. good

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  20. I really love the sense of FREEDOM you express. You have a unique style and it

    gives a beautiful expression of who you are and your spirit. I am an artist and

    very few artist do I really react to as much as yours. Hope to meet you someday?

    FRANCESCA D’ELIA

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  21. phil burger says:

    de le merde fait par une petasse qui dessine comme une merde;

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  22. joe says:

    Hi, Elham!,

    I work is fantastic they are so fresh and full of energy a nice combination of control and freedom, restraint and chaos…very inspiring to me!!!

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  23. yasi says:

    Great work, I’m so proud of you.♡♡♡

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  24. Farhad Hakimelahi says:

    Hi, Elham , great works .
    I love all of them.
    specially “The Prophet”.
    Congratulations.

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  25. Pankaj Kumar Saxena says:

    It is beautiful Elham! You did a great job of simplifying and keeping the colors fresh just like your still life paintings. I like outlines and the color coordinates– “The Prophet”.

    Keep the good work! Cheers!!!

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  26. Great! Congratulations!

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  27. Elham, love all your work. mesmerizing, fascinating. fun. Feels like a wild adventure in there.

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  28. Badih says:

    Hi Elham, I like your work, your lines & colors are light yet very expressive. Good work

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  29. Amir Sh says:

    eyvalllah eliiiiiii
    eftekhari bara iran zamin ;) <3

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  30. Max says:

    I really like your colours!

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  31. Great interview, great inspirative artwork, and especially a great young artist!

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  32. Bill Bodge says:

    The first artist I really like was Marc Chagall. Your paintings have the same sort of dreamy whimsical feel

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  33. Thomas Senderovitz says:

    Very nice paintings, Elham. I really like them. Are you represented by a gallery in Europe?

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