Present Absence


Parham Ghalamdar
Reece Adair
Josh Faller
Abingdonstudios Projectspace is pleased to welcome Parham Ghalamdar to exhibit works across our Project Space and Window Gallery provision in the heart of Blackpool. As part of the commission, we are pleased to invite Reece Adair and Josh Faller- two painters from Blackpool and recent graduates from BA (Hons) Fine Art course at Manchester School of Arts, to collaborate and be in conversation with Parham Ghalamdar.

The exhibition will see three differing painters sharing and taking up space in search of organizing chaos and absurdity. The three painters have been practicing painting by relying on and expanding on the histories and traditions of different schools of painting. Exhibition curated by Garth Gratrix.

Parham Ghalamdar (b.1994 Tehran, Iran). Currently holding studio space at Oceans Apart Studios in Salford and living and working in Manchester, UK.Parham’s practice is an attempt to discipline an image. Parham’s overwhelming concern is that painting is about perception and perceptual existentialist ways of experiencing life.

Parham has been longlisted for John Moores Prize 2019, UK New Artist Of The Year 2021 @uknewartists , Contemporary British Painting Prize 2021. He is shortlisted for Gilchrist-Fisher Award 2022 and Emerging Art Scene Prize 2021. He has been a recipient of Innovate Grant quarterly fund 2021 and Art Council of England Project Grant. @aceagrams

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