A CONFLUENCE OF DIVERSE INSPIRATIONS
Given the artist’s diverse and unconventional story, it’s no wonder his works are uniquely poised between a number of different influence points. His Iranian upbringing and heritage, American art education, current Brooklyn residency, early exposure to war, and synaesthesia-driven intimate connection to sound all combine to form intriguing contemporary oil paintings that make comparisons to other artists a difficult task. However, if comparisons were to be made, then 15th century artist Hieronymus Bosch’s magnificent triptych The Garden of Earthly Delights would be the most apt. Both artists create sweeping landscapes filled with chaotic and often violent forms, and both offer the viewer a macroscopic, aerial vantage into their work. 16th century Persian miniatures have also acted as a source of comparison in their portrayals of battle sequences and the artist’s own Persian heritage.
Detail – Selection, 2011