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Davood Koochaki

Iran Born in: 1939
Davood Koochaki was born in 1939 in Rasht, a rice-growing area in north-western Iran. He left school at the age of 7 to help his parents harvest the rice. Therefore, he learnt to write and read only years later, by himself.
At 13 he left home to go to Tehran. He worked in a car workshop by day and drank heavily by night. He sympathized with intellectuals during those days, in spite of being illiterate himself.

When he turned 24 he opened his own car workshop, then married and had children the same year.
Only when he turned 40 did he suddenly start drawing his enigmatic characters. At 60 he began to devote himself to drawing even more, gradually refining a technique that is close to cross-hatching, and increasing the size of his works. It was as if he were suddenly freeing himself of the ghosts of his past. Davood Koochaki's devilish, deformed chimeras appeared as if hidden by a veil, with just their gazes, rictus smiles, and, in many cases, genitals giving them the appearance of tangible, embodied, unveiled beings.
Davood Koochaki exhibited his works for the first time in 2008, in Tehran. His exclusive use of graphite and color pencil gave him the nickname “the Pencil Man”.
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Davood Koochaki, Sans titre, Drawing

Davood Koochaki

Sans titre, 2010
27.6 x 19.7 inch
Drawing

$5,857

Davood Koochaki, Sans titre, Drawing

Davood Koochaki

Sans titre, 2017
27.6 x 19.7 inch
Drawing

$5,857

Davood Koochaki, Sans titre, Drawing

Davood Koochaki

Sans titre, 2017
16.5 x 11 inch
Drawing

$1,874

Davood Koochaki, Sans titre, Drawing

Davood Koochaki

Sans titre, 2018
15.7 x 10.6 inch
Drawing

$1,757

Davood Koochaki, Untitled, Drawing

Davood Koochaki

Untitled, 2016
27.6 x 19.7 inch
Drawing

$5,740

Davood Koochaki, Untitled, Drawing

Davood Koochaki

Untitled, 2016
27.6 x 19.7 inch
Drawing

$6,091

Davood Koochaki, Sans titre, Drawing

Davood Koochaki

Sans titre, 2010
27.6 x 19.7 inch
Drawing

$5,388

Davood Koochaki, Untitled, Drawing

Davood Koochaki

Untitled, 2016
39.4 x 27.6 inch
Drawing

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Davood Koochaki, Sans titre, Drawing

Davood Koochaki

Sans titre, 2016
15.7 x 9.8 inch
Drawing

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Davood Koochaki, Sans titre, Drawing

Davood Koochaki

Sans titre, 2016
39.4 x 27.6 inch
Drawing

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L'art brut aujourd'hui

Galerie Polysémie

L'art brut aujourd'hui
From May, 25 To June, 24 2019

Outsider art in Iran

Galerie Claire Corcia

Outsider art in Iran
From November, 15 To December, 22 2018

OUTSIDER ART II Philippe Azéma - Davood Koochaki - Kuffjka Cozma

Galerie Claire Corcia

OUTSIDER ART II Philippe Azéma - Davood Koochaki - Kuffjka Cozma
From September, 7 To September, 30 2017

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