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Painting and Drawing Exhibition at Start Los Angeles

Musician and visual artist Farzad Golpayegani will hold a painting and drawing exhibition in July 2024 at Start Los Angeles Gallery. His latest digital paintings and drawings, and his last acrylic on canvas collection will be on display at this event.

Date: July 28th and 29th, 2024

Hours: 11:00am to 9:00pm

Location: Start Los Angeles Gallery
2270 Venice Boulevard, LA 90006

 

Farzad Golpayegani is a US based visual art artist and musician. He has produced and released over nine music albums, has exhibited his painting and drawings since 1999, and simultaneously has built a career as an art director

Farzad Golpayegani on the Ethics and Impact of AI

“Visual artist and metal musician Farzad Golpayegani, best known for his epic guitar playing skills and works of surrealism, is unafraid to tackle the controversial topic of AI and how it could, should and does interact with the art world. In an interview with him, he shares his thoughts on the topic as a creative in the field.”

Find the interview here at Beautiful Bizarre Magazine.

Many thanks to Beautiful Bizarre Magazine and Samantha Dexter

Canvas Rebel interview – Meet Farzad Golpayegani

In Canvas Rebel chat with Farzad Golpayegani, he shares his journey from freelancing to full-time gigs, diving into design and art direction. Over a decade, he’s seen financial success, explored 3D and motion graphics, all while juggling roles as a musician and art director. Farzad’s points suggests artists chase personal fulfillment, not just commercial success. Leaving Iran to rediscover himself creatively abroad showcases the profound impact of pursuing passion on an artist’s evolution.

Please read the interview on Canvas Rebel

Farzad Golpayegani: The Space Between Music and Art

“Welcome to a place where art and music sing in perfect harmony. This is a space that has largely been looked over by many creatives over the years. Not many visual artists or musicians venture here often. Usually, creatives are in one artistic camp or the other, but rarely both. However, Farzad Golpayegani is changing this standard. With his trusty 7-string guitar by his side and his surreal creations inhabiting his imagination, Farzad is laying the foundations to bridge the gap between these art forms in a space between music and art.”

 

Read the full interview at Beautiful Bizarre magazine website. Many thanks to Samantha Dexter for the interview.

 

Voyage’s Bold Journey Series – Farzad G interview

Every problem or dilemma we face has been faced by countless others in the past. Bold Journey is a place to have conversations around those challenges. In the recent interview, Farzad has explained where does his self-discipline come from, and how he finds his way to overcome some of the work and life challenges.

Find Farzad’s recent interview with Voyage’s Bold Journey Series at the link below:

https://boldjourney.com/news/meet-farzad-golpayegani/

Echoes from the past – an interview with Rock Hard Italy

Find Farzad’s interview in the March 2023 issue of the Rock Hard Italy magazine. The article “Echoes from the past” reviews his art, music, and background through the years.

 

Metalized Magazine Interview

Find Farzad G’s interview and album “Nine” review on February 2023 issue of Metalized Magazine.

Nine will be released on October 14th 2022

Happy to announce my 9th full album will be released on October 14th, 2022.

There are 10 tracks, which are mostly progressive metal with Middle Eastern influences, and 2 closer to acoustic and fusion style. I have explored some new guitar technics which are reflected on riffs and solos. I believe those will be interesting to shred guitar enthusiasts.

As always, due to life events there were a few gaps in the production. As you may know, music is not my only career, and I needed to focus on art direction and design for a while. Now I feel relieved that I completed it after 4 years!

The album will be in digital format only, and I’m not planning to release any physical CDs. I will post short videos and excerpts from the album soon, so stay tuned!

-Farzad G

 

The Metal Crypt – Underground Metal Special: Iran

Farzad is among the featured Iranian Heavy Metal artists at the special issue of The Metal Crypt.

Heavy Metal isn’t the first thing that comes to mind when talking about music in Iran, if it comes up at all. However, The Metal Crypt is known for supporting (real) metal bands from all corners of the world and allowing people to share their views about metal music no matter which part of the world they come from.
Iran does have an underground metal scene, which is literally underground because the authorities there, who control most of Iran’s society, apparently see metal music as amoral and dangerous for the youth of their country. In light of that, what does not kill you makes you stronger, which applies to many of the artists and bands from the Iranian metal scene.
The following article is a sneak peek into the Iranian underground metal scene and is also dedicated to all Iranian metal musicians who play and listen to metal music because it is their great passion and despite it being forbidden in the Islamic Republic of Iran..

Please find the complete article at The Metal Crypt website.

 

 

 

 

Interview – The Box Podcast

 

Farzad had an extended interview with The Box Podcast (in Farsi) and discussed his early influences, his collaborations experiences, his approach to his work and music career in general.

Part one:

Part two: