Raoof Haghighi — Lingering between Past and Present Worlds

Raoof Haghighi is a Persian artist who paints the human figure in settings filled with symbolic narrative. Born in Shiraz, Iran, he grew up in an artistic family. Inspired by their father — a well-known and highly respected painter of ceramic tile and murals — all six Haghighi children became artists as well. While five siblings carry on their father’s tradition of ceramic painting, Raoof studied and then taught graphic design and music, and embarked on the challenge to paint realism.

Raoof Haghighi | Fetus | Oil on Canvas | 27 ½ x 39 ¼ inches or 70 x 100 cm
Raoof Haghighi | Mirror | Oil on Aluminum | 23 ½ x 23 ½ inches or 60 x 60 cm
Raoof Haghighi | Roya | Oil on Canvas | 27 ½ x 19 ½ inches or 70 x 50 cm
Raoof Haghighi | Sarah | Acrylic on Aluminum | 15 ¾ x 11 ¾ inches or 40 x 30 cm
Raoof Haghighi | Surrender | Oil on Canvas | 27 ½ x 19 ½ inches or 70 x 50 cm
Raoof Haghighi | Take me Home | Oil on Canvas | 31 ½ x 39 ¼ inches or 80 x 100 cm
Raoof Haghighi | The Reader | Oil on Panel | 19 ½ x 27 ½ inches or 50 x 70 cm

Artist painting contemporary realist still lifes. Author of Painting in Acrylics. Loves writing about art, artists & exhibitions. Visit www.art-lorena.com.