Hamidreza Jadid works in painting, sculpture and installation. Jadid’s work addressees his long-term conceptual dialogue with memory and history. In his practice he explores elements of Islamic culture and architecture as a means of engaging metaphors to address the central themes of religion and history in the context of present-day Iran. He does this through referring to the history of Persian mysticism and its literary tradition, which meld romance and eroticism. He continues to develop an Iranian political aesthetic of metaphor within his mysterious, erotic or homoerotic works. His work deploys historical, religious and literary references, which take shape through various conceptual, pictorial and technical elements. The passage of time is depicted via literary prompts, such as stories and proverbs, and architectural components.