These Murals in Tehran Merge with the Sky

The architecture in the city of Tehran is a mixed bag. One building can have a nice modern facade, while the surrounding buildings are just simple and gray. This discrepancy in building practices led to the government allotting a budget committed to making public art a greater priority. For the past eight years, local Iranian artists have been commissioned to do large murals on the blank buildings to “color” up the city they all love.

One such artist is Mehdi Ghadyanloo, a 33 year old living in Tehran. Being one of the primary artists granted to do the murals, he has painted over 100 walls in the city. His creativity beams as walls are converted to large aquariums, futuristic scenes and dreamy illusions – often merging with the blue sky they inhabit. Check out more work on Behance or visit Tehran to see the wonderful murals across the city.

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via amusing planet

Shawn Saleme

Shawn Saleme is a contributing writer for Visual News. A 4th generation San Franciscan, Shawn has developed an adventurous spirit that has taken him to over 55 countries. His degree in cultural anthropology shapes his perspective and thirst to socially experiment in a rapidly shifting planet. His work has been featured in the Seattle Times, The Globalist and the Daily Mail. Currently he is writing a book about the shared economy. Connect with him @shawnsaleme.

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