Mixed Media, Painting

Kahnamoui, NikNaz

About the artist
My creative journey began when I was studying architecture in Iran in the early '90s. I started exploring acrylics and mixed media a decade ago and since then haven’t stopped. Inspired by poetry and prose, I create textured and layered paintings that aim to depict the ebbs and flows of life, the ongoing quest for meaning, and the longing for ‘safa’ or transcendence. My work is held in private collections in Canada, the US, and in Europe. The new series I’ve been working on this year, Small Joys, has been my attempt to seek and at least momentarily hold on to beacons of light during a year of increased global turmoil. Feeling immense despair and helplessness, by seeking small joys I find myself crawling back to life. It doesn’t matter in what shape, form, or experience they materialize, they’ve have been my safety net, helping replace the inner turmoil with an intense feeling of gratitude and humbleness. They are everywhere, in the play of light, reflections in the water, the invisible threads that bind us – beautiful, fulfilling, and transient. I relish their presence, bask in the joy they bring, and marvel at the love they arouse, recognizing that they are ever-changing. Small joys anchor me in the beauty of the moment and give me the strength to rise again.
Map Code: D5
975 Vernon Dr
Vancouver , BC
Studio #230