Ali Akbar Sadeghi

Ali Akbar Sadeghi : The Complete Works

ABProjects presents Ali Akbar Sadeghi: The Complete Works. Compiled in three volumes, edited by Ali Bakhtiari and designed in Studiokargah, the books focus on Sadeghi’s many diverse artistic activities, highlighting his expansive practice across many artistic fields.

The Life Book is a survey of Ali Akbar Sadeghi’s seminal works, which molded his artistic aesthetics over two decades. In this era, he experimented with various media and techniques such as graphic design, vitrail, and film.  By reviewing this phase, various aspects of the artistic and sociological history of Iran during 1950s to 1970s, are revealed.

The Love Book is a survey of Ali Akbar Sadeghi’s paintings from the 1970s, beginning with the “Myth & Math” series, which span over a period of 30 years.  The other series of works such as Coalition, Nails, Rebirth and Camouflage give a more precise insight into the artist’s fascinating surreal world.

The Lost Book is a collection Ali Akbar Sadeghi’s poetry, written between 2005 and 2006 when he suffered from severe depression and was unable to paint. His poetry shows a vague and naive altitude towards the world surrounding him.  Each piece is represented by a small drawing composed of elements mentioned in the related poem.


Ali Akbar Sadeghi