A figurative artist and art educator, Abbas Nasl Shamloo’s (b. 1981, Iran) nature evokes a perpetual sense of loss, loneliness, and alienation. His urban landscapes, quiet playgrounds and somber scenery often depict minuscule solitary figures and wandering animals predestined to fail in finding any solace or shelter either in their built or natural environments. In these melancholic vistas, natural elements appear to be the only truly dynamic characters; trees and grasses dancing in the wind in liberal brushstrokes and various greens are in clear contrast with greyish, plain man-made structures. Shamloo’s visions are nurtured by long observations and sometimes photography, yet he ultimately prefers to work from memory. His use of acrylics and ink among other media provides him with the immediacy and versatility required for his imagination to pour out freely onto papers and canvases.

Abbas Nasle Shamloo


b. 1981, Torbat-e-Jam, Iran

2012 M.A in painting, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran
2008 B.A in Painting, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad, Iran

Selected Solo Exhibitions
2022 Grabbling, Inja Gallery in collaboration with SARADIPOUR(SARAI) Art Gallery, Tehran, Iran
2019 Beyond Alienation, SARADIPOUR Art Gallery, Bandar-e Mahshahr, Iran
2021 The Land of No sun, SARADIPOUR Art Gallery, Bandar-e Mahshahr, Iran
2013 But No One Stops, Dastan’s Basement Art Gallery, Tehran, Iran

Selected Group Exhibitions
2018 Group Painting Exhibition, Iranian Artists Forum, Tehran
2017 Group Painting Exhibition, Dena Gallery, Tehran
2017 Landscape UP Close: A Review of Seventy Years of Landscape Painting in Iran, Niavaran Cultural Center, Tehran
2016 Episode: A Group Painting Exhibition, Mohsen Gallery, Tehran
2016 History Game: A Group Painting Exhibition, Etemad Gallery, Tehran
2016 3rd Research Expo: Iran Painters Association Members Under 40, Iranian Artists Forum, Tehran
2011 The 6th Montakhab-e Nasl-e No Annual Exhibition (The 6th Annual New Generation Iranian Artist Award), Homa Art Gallery, Tehran

Art Fairs:
2021 Paris Asian Art Fair, Paris, France
2021 VOLTA Basel, Basel, Switzerland

Teaching Experience
2019 Lecturer, University of Guilan Faculty of Art and Architecture, Rasht, Iran
2011-2015 Lecturer, Semnan University Faculty of Art, Semnan, Iran

2019 Selected Artist, Baharestan: Annual Tehran Urban Arts Festival, Tehran
2018 Selected Artist, Baharestan: Annual Tehran Urban Arts Festival, Tehran
2010 Selected Artist, 4th Contemporary Iranian Drawing Festival, Imam Ali (AS) Museum, Tehran



December 31, 2021 - January 14, 2022

The Land of No Sun

Apr. 16 - May 12, 2021

Beyond Alienation

Nov 15 – Dec 26, 2019

Selected Artworks


Abbas Nasle Shamloo