He was Engineer and Boxer Champion, but now He Choose being an Artist

Omid Asadi (Deh mirahmadi) 35 from Sale (originally from Iran) Art for him is the way of looking differently to this world and around him. “I started to think why nobody paid attention to these beautiful leaves and trod on them, because of their name – if they were called flowers we wouldn’t tread on them at all! I wanted to give the leaves another Life and make art from them” said him.

“This was my first step to becoming an artist and my leaf cutting art led to a very successful way”. Omid’s works were exhibited in London; (Coffee art project and my work was the symbol of the magazine for coffee art Project 2013), Charlton Art Festival(2013); Arison Art Gallery and in Milan(2013); (his work was selected by an impressed panel of judges to be displayed in Milan, after that judges chose 30 works from 200high quality pieces to be auctioned to raise funds for provide clean water in Africa/Tanzania), also his launched an exhibition at the Corn Exchange in Manchester(2013 and2014).
His background it’s totally unique, Omid 38-year-old and his former begin is engineer and champion boxer from Iran, now Omid is one of UK-based artist. “Art for me is the way of looking differently to this world and around myself. I work across various media but first gained recognition for my intricate leaf cuttings”. “My leaf art is rooted in my childhood when there was a deep emotional relation between me and nature. As a child, I used a needle to create shapes on leaves or fallen rose petals. I didn’t take this practice further until much later; in 2012 I decided to use leaves as the basic material.”
Omid use cutting and carving techniques to create forms and shapes to transform an ordinary leaf into a delicate piece of art through a very time-consuming process. In general, it’s his way to depict the difference between the ways we see our surroundings, to show we do not tend to notice the ordinary things unless they are brought to our attention.
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