LAZY BOMB, by Mostafa Choobtarash 2018, mixed media on paper, 70 x 100 cm
LAZY BOMB,  by Mostafa Choobtarash2018, mixed media on paper, 70 x 100 cm
LAZY BOMB,  by Mostafa Choobtarash 2018, mixed media on paper, 70 x 100 cm
LAZY BOMB, by Mostafa Choobtarash, 2018, mixed media on paper, 70 x 100 cm

Mostafa Choobtarash

With a colourful and playful visual, Mostafa Choobtarash’s artistic marks both hide and draw attention to traumas and issues that stem from war. 
Born in Dezful, a historic city in the southwest of Iran, impacted by the Iran-Iraq war, Choobtarash’s work echo’s back to traumatic experiences, the effects war has on everyday issues and the aftermath of war. 
Mostafa Choobtarash looks to highlight reactions, observations and sentiments, such as “an interesting conversation I had with a taxi driver, seeing someone angry on the street slamming a door and wondering what made them angry, the flood of news on the TV…” 
History and his experiences of war mould themselves into the artist’s current impressions, fuelling his art and marks.
Colour blocks fill out the artworks by Mostafa Choobtarash, layered over lines that have impacted the artist, sheltering feelings, conflicts, masking through in joy and colour, bursting with expression, chaos, determination, clusters of art, hope and reflection. Moving, transporting artworks that push through wounds and silence.


Mostafa Choobtarash recently exhibited with Katharina Maria Raab at MENART Fair in Paris at the Palais d'IENA.


Mostafa Choobtarash, born 1983 in Dezful, Iran and lives and works in Tehran.

2010 MA in painting, Soureh University, Tehran, Iran; 2007 BA in painting, Azad University, Tehran, Iran


2020 “Sides Of Humor” Maria Behnam  Bakhtiar Gallery, Monaco , France

2016 “The Buzz Of  The Bee who Slips from Democracy”, Etemad Gallery, Tehran, Iran

2016 "Windows to History", Artclvb, Toronto, Canada

2014 "When chairs act like hedgehog", Etemad Gallery, Tehran, Iran

2012 "And so, I ordered the crickets stings to be pulled… ", Etemad Gallery, Tehran, Iran

2010 "The lazy bomb" series, siin gallery, Tehran, Iran


2023 Etemad  Gallery , Tehran , Iran

2022 Maria Behnam  Bakhtiar Gallery, Monaco , France

2021 “ Fragility” , Katharina Maria Raab Gallery, Berlin, Germany

2019 Art Fair Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain

2019 “power struggle”,  Mahe  Mehr  Gallery, Tehran , Iran

2019 Katharina Maria Raab Gallery,  Berlin , Germany

2018 “beyond the Exhibit “ , Kunsthall  3.14   Bergen ,Norway

2018 “ City of Tales” ,  Factory TT, Tehran , Iran

2018 Art fair saatchi  Gallery  , London , UK

2018 Katharina Maria Raab Gallery “beyond the Exhibit “ , Berlin , Germany

2018 Shirin Gallery, Tehran, Iran

2017 Farmnfarmayan Gallery, Tehran, Iran

2016 Etemad Gallery, Tehran, Iran

2016 Icabiennale, Niavaran Cultural Center, Tehran, Iran

2016 “Art of Humanity” Imago Mundi- Luciano Benetton Collection , The Pratt institute,  New York, USA 

2016 The mine Gallery, Dubai, UAE

2015 “MAP OF THE NEW ART” Imago Mundi- Luciano Benetton   Collection  , Venice, Italy

2015 Etemad Gallery, Tehran, Iran

2014 "Approches to tradition neo- traditionalism in contemporary Iranian art",  Tehran museum contemporary art, Tehran, Iran

2014 Etemad Gallery, Dubai, UAE

2014 "The second painting & sculpture annul  Exibition of Iranian Artists Forum ", Iranian Artists forum Gallery, Tehran, Iran

2014 Siin Gallery, Tehran, Iran

2014 "Forest",  Dastan  Basement Gallery, Tehran, Iran

2013 "The Inner layers",  Pardis  e Melat Gallery, Tehran, Iran  

2012 Homa Gallery, Tehran, Iran

2012 "Wonderland",  Shokoh Gallery, Tehran, Iran

2012 Etemad Gallery, Dubai, UAE

2012 Siin Gallery, Tehran, Iran

2010 "The kitchen", Mohsen Gallery, Tehran, Iran

2010 "Tehran Virtual & Real", AAran Gallery, Tehran, Iran

2009 Art center Gallery, Tehran, Iran

2009 Artists House (Momayez) Gallery, Tehran,Iran

2009 4th Visual Arts Exhibition, Pardis Mellat Gallery, Tehran, Selection form the New Generation, Homa Gallery, Tehran

2009 “Selection form the New Generation “, Homa Gal