Navid Fard is an emerging contemporary Iranian artist living in Toronto. His paintings are a mix of abstract and figurative forms, through his work he aims to capture the relationship and the interaction of humans with themselves as well as the other species. The constructive and destructive quality of mankind and their impact on nature. His work mostly reflects social/political issues, his life experiences and memories. The hidden and mysterious emotions of individuals/relation on each other are what inspire him to paint.
His work is an exploration of color, shape, movement and the medium he uses. The artist chosen medium is oil and acrylic on canvas as it offers intensity and subtleness, sometimes he relays on other mediums such as pastel and chalk on paper to create juxtaposition between the medium and the texture in his paintings, which adds to the colourfulness and playfulness of his work.
Navid Fard’s artistic development started from his early childhood under the mentorship of ali khoshjam, and after when he attended the institute of development of expressive arts(kanoon parvaresh fekri koodakan va no javanan ) the leading art institute for youth in Iran he started studying with Aydin Aghdashloo as well , a renowned Iranian artist. His work was displayed in a group exhibition in the mid 90’s when he was only 13. In 2005 he immigrated to Australia when he continued his artistic practice for several years and explored varies them in his work such as faith, love, hate, and death…..