Creating a situation parallel to what the viewer has experienced in life creates a distance in the mind of the audience which I think is one of the most important factors in evaluating a work of art.
- Dariush Hosseini

Dariush Hosseini (b. 1970, Iran) holds a BA in painting and an MA in illustration from the University of Tehran where he was a lecturer and a member of the Faculty of Fine Arts until 2011. He is also an associate at Iran Painters Association. Hosseini has held 11 solo drawing and painting exhibitions in Iran and more than 50 group and annual exhibitions in Iran, Turkey, France, and the United Arab Emirates. Notably, his paintings from the "Wide Shut" series were presented at KIAF SEOUL 2021 by SARAI Gallery. Hosseini has been a jury member in more than 15 visual arts festivals, held many drawing and painting workshops, lectures, and artist talks in Iran. He has also written several articles and reviews for Iranian visual arts magazines.

His body of paintings and drawings consists of oscillations between figuration and abstraction not only throughout his career but at times even in the process of painting on a single canvas, while rarely adhering to a pure end of this spectrum.