Reza Derakhshani is a painter and musician who is a well-known artist in the world.
After graduating with a Diploma in Semnan, Reza Derakhshani studied painting at the faculty of Fine Arts in the University of Tehran and then continued his education at the California Art Center. Derakhshani also Lectured at the University of Tehran and the Academy of Decorative Arts before immigrating to the United States. During his residency in the United States, he engaged in artistic activity in the field of music and painting. He returned to Iran in 2002 and exhibited his works in galleries such as the House of Iranian Artists, Niavaran Cultural Center, free Designers Gallery and Moon Gallery. His Artworks also have been exhibited in Britain, Italy, France, Switzerland, the United States and other countries. Reza Derakhshani's first appearance at auctions dates back to October 2007 at the Sotheby's Auction House.
Derakhshani is a painter and a musician and his paintings are based on improvisation, just like his musical works. That is why his works usually don't have a pre-design or Etude. In fact, creating his paintings is a process in which the final image is not very predictable. Color has such an important effect in his works that even some art experts have specified his career’s different periods based on the colors he used.
In an interview about the effects of politics on his paintings, Reza Derakhshani said: "Using an obvious political slogan in artwork is not in my morals. I believe painting is not meant for that purpose, otherwise it is to be considered as graphic design. I mean, graphic design is suitable for newspapers, books and other similar mediums. Painting is more of a poetic language which in my opinion it should be much more free from such issues and I have no inclination to do so at all. But if the audience perceives something even from a colorful work, and relates it to any issue is another topic to discuss.”