Drawing, painting, and sculpting are the vehicles with which Alan Sakhavarz weaves his imagination into an art form. The common thread throughout his diverse creations is his quest for understanding the human condition and the world we live in.
At times these thoughts are reflected in satirical narratives in cartoons and sometimes they manifest in lyrical manipulations of the human form. The latter convey subtle nuances of fleeting moments in life.
Sakhavarz is an Iranian born, self –taught artist who has worked in the tense environment of editorial rooms in Tehran and has experienced at first hand the devastating effects of political turmoil, revolution, and social upheavals as an editorial cartoonist. For the past three decades, after moving to Canada, he has also established himself as an accomplished painter of landscape and wildlife of North America. His background has always been a constant in informing his work, hence, providing him with a unique ability to give shape to sometimes unspeakable ideas. Decades of working as an award-winning political cartoonist and journalist have given Sakhavarz this ability to visually express himself through his lyrical and heavily symbolic works.
Currently based in Toronto, Alan Sakhavarz's works are housed in both private and corporate collections across North America and are exhibited in numerous museums and galleries across Canada and the United States. A number of such exhibitions include The Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, The Canadian Museum of Nature in Ottawa, and The Leigh Yaw key Art Museum in Wisconsin.