Arian Saravi (born Arian Richard Emadjan Saravi, 1999) is a Swedish contemporary artist from Gothenburg city in Sweden listed as the best-selling artist in Sweden in his age group. The artist is most known for the glitter face of icons and the colour-splash paintings and also the bright one-colour paintings covered in 24K gold, influenced by pop art, neo-expressionism, street- and modern art using varied materials (including stencils, spray paint, epoxies, varnishes, diamond glitter and gold)
In October 2017 he had his first solo gallery show in Östermalm. December 2017 he took part in an exhibition at the Mondrian Hotel as part of Art Basel.
In 2017, Arian Saravi began a collaboration with italian gallery il Nabucco based in Florence. This international collaboration has appeared around Europe from Milan and Florence to Scandinavia with having achieved international renown, he has been commissioned for high-profile projects with NH Milano Machiavelli and Bigallo Florence.
The artist has worked in the urban environments of Gothenburg, Stockholm, Båstad, Borås, Milan, Florence, Prato, Venice and throughout Europe to subversively depict various iconic pop culture characters in his own extraordinary way. Saravicites his artistic origins as learning from his relative, an artist, eventually abandoning traditionally academically driven art classes to pursue business. Saravi and his work have been bought by people such as Ola Serneke, Erik Selin, Madeleine Eriksson, Carl Bennet, Victor Jacobsson, Martin Nordin, Bo Larsson, Max Hansson, Fredrik Lundberg, Gun Boström, Henric Wiman, Lennart Grebelius, Leif Kristensson, Elisabeth Brandberg and many more.
He indicates himself to be influenced by many of the great artists such as Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Invader, Mr Brainwash, Banksy, Alec Monopoly, Blek le Rat, Shepard Fairey, Alex Katz, Kaws and Jean-Michel Basquiat.
During the years from 2015 to 2017, Saravi traveled frequently, spending time in Paris and Milan that influenced him to become an artist. At the age of 17 the artist decided it was time to stop admiring other people’s works and start to make his own to admire. It was a time in Val de Seine a few months later that Saravi first matured as a painter and started to make history.
At a young age, Saravi practiced artistics at a private institute in Italy but dropped out months later. His ability to marry pop culture and designer brands with the ordinary and functional has seen Saravi‘s profile as a contemporary artist explode.
In the beginning of Saravi’s career no one would buy his paintings. He even tried to sell it without profit. The artist even considered quitting arts. A couple of months later in late 2017 his paintings made a fortune with over half a million in sales in only a couple of months. Today, Saravi is the best-selling artists in his home country Sweden with more sales than any other artist in his age.
Since 2018, Saravi is sponsored by Galleria d’Arte in Milan.