Babak Ganjei

Works
Overview

Describing himself as a ‘DIY artist’, Ganjei’s works are personal commentaries and observations of day-to-day life.  His humorous handwritten works are hugely popular, forming part of private and public collections worldwide.  Babak graduated from Central St Martins in 2001 with a BA in Fine Arts.  As well has having a successful art career he regularly writes, having created comedy films for Channel 4 and most recently a series for BBC Radio 4 in which his teenage son Arthur attempts to fix his fathers and listeners problems.

 

In 2020 The Bluecoat Contemporary Arts Centre in Liverpool, unveiled three largescale text pieces by Ganjei situated in the main entrance.  Babak satirically stating, “After twenty years of flirting with galleries and institutions I’m finally allowed in!  Well as far as the reception”.  He was one of 19 artists commissioned by Posters for the People to create billboard artworks which were displayed throughout the UK giving thanks to the NHS and to fund workers facing mental health issues.  Later this year, Ganjei  will take part in ‘Beano, The Art of Breaking the Rules’ at Somerset House curated by Andy Holden and featuring works by various well-known British artists, all reknowned as creative rule-breakers in their own unique ways.