Taha Afshar’s (1983 – ) work captures the delicate tension between the objective and the subjective, the particular and the universal, the momentary and the timeless. The process of painting seemingly operates as a form of meditation, where meaning is generated through the durational practice of working itself. Finished images thus reflect the thickness of human experience and sense perception, building layers of meaning into a single unique scene. 

He currently works from his studio in Hampshire, England.

Solo Exhibitions


Reflections on Birth, Bounty and Joy, Solo Exhibition, 58th Biennale di Venezia, inside of Official Pavilion at

Palazzo Zenobio, Venice, Italy.


Letting Light In, The Minster Gallery, Winchester. Hampshire Open Studios, Hampshire.


Letting Light In, Asia House, London.


Tuscan Landscapes, Angelus Gallery, Winchester.

Selected Group Exhibitions


St. Barbe Open Exhibition 2019, St. Barbe Museum, Lymington.

Malamegli Lab 11, Imagoars, Venice, Italy.

2018 Present, Perfect, Continuous, Zverev Contemporary Art Centre, Moscow, Russia.

We Contemporary Art Show, Museum of Jobs Fondation, Palermo, Italy.

Singularity of Peace, Group show, Uthink Creative, London.

Letting Light In, Solo Exhibition, Minster Gallery, September, Winchester.

Artsdepot, Group show, London.

Hampshire Open Studios, Hampshire.

Fascination of World Art and Colour, “Kulturbunker”, Cultural Center Cologne-Mülheim, Cologne (March),

Germany. Show will then go to Weißenthurm (April) and Kobern-Gondorf Town Halls (May), Germany.  

2017 Garden of Mystery: 700th Anniversary exhibition. Also with works from Monir Farmanfarmaian and Y.Z. Kami. In

collaboration with the Gagosian Gallery, The Third Line, and Rose Issa Projects. Asia House, November, London.

Letting Light In, Foyer at Asia House, May, London.

Vices and Virtues, Group Show, Notes Gallery, April, Southampton.

Solent Faces, Group Show, Solent Showcase Gallery, February, Southampton.

Swedish Landscapes, Group Show, Minster Gallery, September, Winchester.

2016 Spring Show, Group Show, Cadogan Contemporary, April, London.

New English Art Club, Annual Exhibition, Mall Galleries, June, London.

Green and Pleasant Land, Group Show, Jonathan Cooper Gallery, Park Walk, July, London.

Swedish Landscapes, Group Show, Minster Gallery, September, Winchester.

2002 Tuscan Landscapes, Angelus Gallery, July, Winchester.
2001 Autumn show, Bell Fine Arts, Winchester.
2000 Maltby Art Gallery, Winchester



Prizes and Awards

2018      Royal Society of Marine Artists, Shortlisted.

2018      Sunny Art Prize, Shortlisted

2018      Artsdepot, Shortlisted.

2018      Seascapes Art Exhibition, Special Merit Category.

2017      Nature Art Award, Special Recognition Artist, painting category.

2017      Palm Art Award, Nominee.

2017      National Open Arts, Shortlisted.

2017      Royal Society of Marine Artists, Shortlisted.

2017      Royal Society of Portrait Painters, Pre-selected.

2001      Awarded Drew Art Travel Scholarship, Winchester College.

2000     Winner of Maltby Young Artist prize.


London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), MSc. (2005-6), and PhD., 2008-2012.

University College, London (UCL), BSc., 2002 – 2005.

Winchester College, Art (A), History of Art (A), 1997- 2002.