Iranian Ali Akbar Beigi usually works in sets of collections, since he believes to create a greater impact on the mind of the audience, when creating several different artworks on the same topic.
an interview by Mona Lisa Abramovich
Ideas are formed in the artists’ mind according to experiences or events in their society or in the whole world. Like other artists, the Iranian artist Ali Akbar Beigi (b. 1982) is not exempt from this phenomenon, though the research and analysis of philosophers and great writers also are significant to him.
Beigi usually works in sets of collections, since he believes to create a greater impact on the mind of the audience, when creating several different artworks on the same topic. However, in some cases, only one artwork is sufficient for that particular subject, states Beigi.
Beigi prefers oil paint to other mediums. The outstanding facility with which fusion of tones or color is achieved makes it unique among fluid painting mediums; at the same time, satisfactory linear treatment and crisp effects are easily obtained. Therefore, Beigi believes that it is possible to establish more connection with the audience than other techniques.
To Beigi, art cannot happen by chance, since it demands the reflections of the artist prior to its existence. Art neither is an incident, but the whole existence of an artist. An artistic work can establish a psychological connection with the viewer. Therefore, the artist will be able to achieve his or her goal, which is to express the concepts of the mind through art.
When choosing his theme, the choice depends on his mental state. In some cases reading a book, listening to a story, complex philosophical issues or a social event provide him an idea.
In the construction of a favorable composition, Beigi believes that unity and perspective are key elements in an artwork, consisting rhythm, balance, symmetry and harmony of forms are factors that can potentially add beauty to his work. Harmonizing components in the composition and association of visual elements creating unity. The lack of unity can cause confusing and distract the viewer, which will cause little impact, if any. Therefore, the key element of creating a good composition, is the unity between the components.
One of the greatest artists, who has inspired Beigi is the French painter William Bouguereau (1825 - 1905). First, after seeing and analysing his work, Beigi became fascinated by the beauty and precision in drawing anatomy and the magical colors Bouguereau used in his paintings. After buying the biography of Bouguereau (Bartoli 2014), Beigi fell in love with the character of Bouguereau and the depth of his reflections upon art.