The city that Peyvandi depicts is neither a mental pattern nor a personification of a harmonic utopia, but rather a unified mass impenetrable to either concept. A form with clear boundaries between what is and what isn't the city.
Parham Peyvandi (b. 1989, Iran) holds a BA in Urban Designing and an MA in Painting. Peyvandi's paintings mainly focus on the contradictions as well as the connections between the urban and natural sceneries. His educational background in urban studies, along with the enchanting landscapes of his birthplace, Mazandaran, are the two main points of inspiration for his works.
For him, the process of creation begins with strolling around, sketching, and taking quick notes out in the real world. He then continues his work inside his studio, away from the urban context. Because of this spatial and temporal distance, in his work, the soulless urban spaces blend with imaginary elements. He shows the effect of this distance by using a bright color palette and bending the rules of perspective. The imaginary elements in Peyvandi's works are all influenced by his life and are shaped based on his state of mind and the conditions of the society he lives in. At times they are delightful, pointing towards a better place, other than what he sees in front of him. And other times they are miserable as if the spectator senses something horrible behind the silent city walls.