Navid Fard is a 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 colour, 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 relies 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.