Ali Akbar Sadeghi: from the world of myth to the world of reality.
A prolific and successful Iranian painter, Sadeghi has contributed to the art scene through his use of storytelling—using the canvas as a means of creating dazzling narratives in the style of miniature paintings. Harkening back to the work of Hieronymus Bosch, Sadeghi adopts historical Persian iconography, displaying it in a surrealist fashion that combines real and fantastical objects. A graduate of the College of Art, University of Tehran, he has built his career around the creation of bold tapestries that focus on the cultural heritage of Iran. Delving into the mind of this artist, we spoke with Sadeghi to explore the mythical world that he inhabits in his art. This is an excerpt. Find the issue here in our store.