ALI AKBAR SADEGHI

The Nails

Nails perhaps was the result of Ali Akbar Sadeghi’s spiritual transformation. As an adolescent he worked at a carpenter’s workshop and learnt the craft, which he has referred to in various occasions throughout his career. Nails is a continuation of the artists experimental approach in art making adding nails to his iconic subjects as elements which both have personal nostalgic references and at the same time mixes installation, painting, subject and the notion of what we contemplate as a 2D image.

 

In these thought-provoking works the artist has covered his historic figure’s faces with nails. As the artist reminisces that he has gone through severe emotional period while he was hammering the nails into the faces. One wonder whether he was torturing himself pushing nails into his face.

 

 

Collections:

Lost in Fame  2014 - 2015

Retell  2015 - 2016

Unwritten  2011 - 2013

Calligraphorm  2012

Camouflage  2010 - 2011

Love & War  1970 - 2010

Travel Pieces  2007- 2013

Rebirth  2006 - 2008

Hazy  2005- 2006

The Game  2005 - 2007

The Nails  2004 - 2005

Coalition  2001 - 2002

Myth & Math  1975 - 2005

Sketches  1975 - 2005

Whispers  1983 - 1995

Book Illustrations 1975 -80

Vitray  1950 - 1970

Animations  1971 - 1977

  Copyright 2015 Ali Akbar Sadeghi All rights reserved

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