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Abstract artist

where did I came

I am Djafar, a 51 years old architect and artist from Shiraz, Iran that calls Germany home for the past 30 plus years. Since I was 4 years old, I have had a passion for painting and architecture.

I have participated in several competitions in one of the most important art centres in Iran as well in various ones in Germany.

An abstraction above All

A little of me...

what is your background?

Having studied architecture and art in Germany has placed me in the unique position to be able to combine multiple cultures in my works. I have continuously developed my techniques and you can follow my progress via my various artworks throughout my 30 years long career. I nowadays work also with various materials such as wax, clay, different metals and woods, plastics and stones. The NFT space is for me an exciting new tool for my digital art and I’m looking forward to it.

Why do you do what you do?

I do it first and foremost because I love it. I used to be interested in an Iranian architect and painter in preschool who painted the bazaar and Persiepolies when I was only 10 years old. It gives me great happiness when I’m able to capture whatever I imagine and/or think of on painting or on a sculpture.

How do you work (create)? Explain in a few words.

My creations start in my head, and then I create the first sketches. I then use those to transfer the creation to the painting or sculpture.

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How has your practice changed over time?

Over time I have perfected my use of the brush and the use of color and shape in the creation of my work. Each time I paint a new piece of art, it’s a constant exercise for my imagination and a chance to see what techniques or styles I can apply, I’m always in flux and I like to innovate with new styles.

Which art/artist do you identify with the most?

I like many but feel more identified with: Jan Miro, Vincent Van Gogh, Jane Perkins, Andy Warhol, Salvador Dali, Alberto Giacometti.

What is your favorite work of art?

“Time” Salvador Dali
And of my works, “Miro” is my favourite so far….

What inspires you as an artist?

Life itself is a great inspiration, the colors, the sounds, the people I love and the simple fact of walking under the beautiful sky, feeling the wind and seeing all the colors change. That alone and the world of my imagination are enough to inspire me.

What is the happiest memory of your life?

There are many happy memories in my life, one of which is when I go on vacation with my family for the holidays.
Also, when I had my art exhibitions and seen people get a good feeling from my art.

What do you like about your work(s)?

What I like most about my work as an artist is being able to show my positive energy. Seeing how people see different points of view or giving different meanings to my works gives me great pleasure.

What role does art funding play?

Funding for the arts is very important for museums, theatres, galleries and arts centers as they can help pay a percentage of their maintenance costs and sponsor emerging artists who wish to make their works known. And good financing creates jobs, encourages spending and attracts tourists. Art has excellent economic effects. Cultural investments are an important engine for urban renewal. In addition to the fact that art communicates part of a country’s culture and identity, including its development, social and economic history.

Which super power would you like to have and why?

The superpower I would like to have would be to fly because from the top of the sky I will be able to see and appreciate this world from a different angle, but when I paint I already have a different perspective on it this world and in my opinion it is wonderful.

Name something you love. Why?

Playing chess is something that relaxes me and that’s why I like it a lot.
I also love swimming because I feel free.

Name something you don’t love. Why?

I do not like lactose intolerance as it prevents me to enjoy delicious food like pizza.

What would be your dream project?

My dream project would be to paint for the MoMA Museum.

What is your favorite or most inspirational place?

My favorite place are train stations because of all the movement around me.

What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever been given?

Never give up.

What is your professional goal?

My professional goal is for my art to be acknowledged worldwide.

Which 3 words would you say to your audience?

“Family, friends and passion”

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