Dr. Aziz Anzabi is originally from Iran currently based in London.
Through his art, Anzabi explores the concept of myths and rituals by examining their role and significance to the human tradition. Anzabi's figurative and abstract creations form an unconscious emotional connection to a deeper yearning with the viewer. "My ultimate goal is to have the viewer feeling a sense of familiarity with the work, a sense of having experienced this before."
Aziz Anzabi's art describes a fantasy that shelters the individual in order to lead him throughout life. With strong surrealist influences, Anzabi creates a universe that establishes a sense of harmony and balance. Anzabi's work is heavily influenced by Mahmoud Farschian, evidence of which can be seen in the lines and textures of his work - both painting and sculpture. Anzabi's style and influences are diverse and whilst some of his artwork is reminiscent of Dali, other pieces have elements of cubism, realism, impressionism or more interestingly a juxtaposition of more than one style therein inventing a whole new style of his own.
Anzabi's work has been displayed and collected around the world; from UK, USA, Spain, Italy and Dubai. In addition, his work has appeared on National Stamps and some of his works can be viewed at the Tehran Museum. Aziz Anzabi is also an academic, previously a professor at Tehran University, and has written and produced books on the subjects of art and mathematics.
The basis for creating artworks "is using natural events to inspire artworks with images or words from an imaginary world. Throughout my art I clearly elaborated the disposition (changing the shape of an object), and morphing of objects. I have long been intrigued and fascinated by these concepts.
In my sculptures and painting, both figurative and abstract, I employ these aspects of a collective unconscious to evoke an emotional state within the viewer. In my figurative work, my goal is to capture the myriad of changing states of the human condition through subtle changes in facial countenance and body language. The end result shows how the inner condition is expressed by the outward form while also conveying a timeless quality to human emotion.
In my abstract sculptures, I have recreated the numinous quality of subconsciously shared images, stories, and ceremonial rites. The sculptures, themselves, are composed of abstract forms that are covered with a rich, textured surface. The end result is a complex organic piece that evokes a sense of ancient artefacts, of ritualistic objects from some unknown culture, or of imagined landscapes."