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Karl Momen is a Swedish-American artist, born in Mashad, Iran, and educated in art and architecture from the Stuttgart Art Academy in Germany. After establishing himself as a successful architect, he decided to devote himself entirely to his artwork. Since then, his work has been exhibited widely at numerous museums, art centers, and at several international art biennials. His paintings and sculptures are represented in numerous public and private collections in Europe, the United States, and Japan.

The artistic trajectory of Karl Momen, painter, sculptor, architect, and set designer, spans more than five decades. Momen’s work, from 1960 to the present, provides a unique insight into the mind, life history, and artistic output of one of the foremost exponents of European constructivism and geometric abstraction in our day.

Momen’s work has been exhibited widely in museums and galleries around the world, including solo exhibitions at such diverse locations as the Striped House in Tokyo (1985), and the Salt Lake Art Center in Salt Lake City (1985). He was thrice selected to be shown at the Biennale de Sculpture de Monte Carlo. Momen’s paintings and sculptures with their abstract geometric orbs, intersecting lines, and stylized organic forms are the result of a unique synthesis of Persian and Western worldviews; a potent mix that came to fruition in 1962 when Momen relocated to Sweden─a country known for its purity of design. Here he established himself, first as an award–winning architect, and then as an artist of resilience, with a doggedly idiosyncratic vision.

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