The mural, Spaces of Hope, can be found across from South Station along the Rose Kennedy Greenway.
“Mehdi Ghadyanloo, 35, worked as a farmer in Kiraj before moving to Tehran to study Painting at the University of Tehran. After graduation in 2004, Ghadyanloo answered an open call from the Municipality of Tehran’s Beautification Bureau to promote public art in the city. Ghadyanloo submitted 10 proposals for murals and was selected to paint all 10. He went on to paint over 100 gigantic murals throughout Tehran between 2004 and 2011 depicting scenes of people and places in amusing compositions and illusionistic settings evocative of happy and at times surreal conditions. He quickly became one of Iran’s most famous public artists. Today, Ghadyanloo is pursuing public art projects and exhibiting his paintings internationally. Foregoing political commentary in his public art, Ghadyanloo is more interested in capturing and communicating dreams and imaginations that people all over the world share.”