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Date: 2018-02-19 12:20:01

Ali Akbar Sadeghi (Tehran, 1937)

In his evocative paintings, Sadeghi draws on the rich traditions of Persian art, but adds to them a surreal edge. They involve dizzying spatial manipulations and startling combinations of real and fantastical objects, producing kaleidoscopes of colour and form.  A master storyteller, Sadeghi'stales incorporate various sources that range from historical Persian iconography of swords, horses, gardens and warriors, to the compositions of archetypal Iranian miniatures and portraits. Sadeghi rearranges subjects of his interest in a variety of media, including painting, graphic design, illustration and animation. From this perspective, he is considered a master of Iran’s visual arts of the last five decades. Sadeghi is among the first individuals involved in the Centre for the Intellectual Development of Children and Young Adults, and was among the founders of the Film Animation department. He has made seven films and won more than 30 awards at International Film & Animation Festivals. Sadeghi has been recognized as an outstanding cultural figure and contributor to Iranian art and culture by the Ministry of Culture in Iran.

On the books:

"Ali Akbar Sadeghi, The Complete Works", compiled by Ali Bakhtiari, focus on Sadeghi's many diverse artistic activities, highlighting his expansive practice across many artistic fields. The launch will celebrate The Life BookThe Love Book and The Lost Book, which cover the artist’s works from the 1960s to date.

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