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About the artistNacim Ruintan-Tehrani

Hi there! I am so glad you are here. My name is Nacim Ruintan-Tehrani, and I am a multidisciplinary artist and designer with over 25 years of professional experience and 3 academic degrees, living in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

I create mixed media sculptures and acrylic paintings. I am also a graphic designer, specializing in digital, print, marketing, and packaging design. Needless to say, I love art in all its forms and limitless expressions. But this website is mainly about my sculptures and paintings. I created this virtual art gallery to showcase my artworks, and offer them to collectors around the world.

I have called a few other places home for a time, each with their own spectrum of experiences that impacted my professional life significantly. Having a diverse background has enabled me to single-handedly play different roles in a project from start to finish. Whether it be designing my own website, drawing ideas for my sculptures and paintings, creating a new artwork, researching and sharpening my skills to fulfill a certain task, or working on a graphic design project using various design applications.

Education

Post-Baccalaureate, Fine Arts, summa cum laude
Master of Arts (M.A.), Industrial Design
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Industrial Design


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If you would like to learn more about me, head over to the Frequently Asked Questions section. To learn more about my process and the way I handle custom orders, take a look at my Design Process. If you have any other questions, or just want to reach out, please contact me.
You can also find me on Art In Canada.
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ArtistStatement

As a multidisciplinary artist and designer, I explore different approaches to making art. While I use a variety of materials and processes in each project, one thing remains my true inspiration—nature, and its infinite array of shapes, colors and textures. The natural world’s fruitfulness and its tendency to continuously grow and effortlessly evolve from one thing to another continues to fascinate me and has been my source of inspiration for many years.

My Biomorphic sculpture series are inspired by the organic shapes of botanical elements and plants—specifically seed pods. The mixed media sculptures in this collection are the manifestations of natural organisms that are not easily identifiable, but quite familiar. While some of their features relate to nature, their unexpected characteristics definitely cease to imitate it. The meticulously executed details in my sculptures invite the viewer in for a closer inspection, establishing a sense of tranquility and connection to the nature.

My figurative sculpture series are the embodiment of the imaginary creatures that come from a place deep inside of my subconscious mind, reflecting my emotional and instinctive responses to the world around me, and creating a connection with the viewer in a very personal level. In designing these mixed media sculptures, I am guided by my emotions, the properties of the materials that I work with, and my vision. Oftentimes my creative process takes an unexpected turn when the artwork that I am working on assumes a life of its own, and a distinct personality that I hadn’t planned for from the start begins to shine through and guide my way.

Nacim Ruintan-Tehrani

ArtistStatement

As a multidisciplinary artist and designer, I explore different approaches to making art. While I use a variety of materials and processes in each project, one thing remains my true inspiration—nature, and its infinite array of shapes, colors and textures. The natural world’s fruitfulness and its tendency to continuously grow and effortlessly evolve from one thing to another continues to fascinate me and has been my source of inspiration for many years.

My Biomorphic sculpture series are inspired by the organic shapes of botanical elements and plants—specifically seed pods. The mixed media sculptures in this collection are the manifestations of natural organisms that are not easily identifiable, but quite familiar. While some of their features relate to nature, their unexpected characteristics definitely cease to imitate it. The meticulously executed details in my sculptures invite the viewer in for a closer inspection, establishing a sense of tranquility and connection to the nature.

My figurative sculpture series are the embodiment of the imaginary creatures that come from a place deep inside of my subconscious mind, reflecting my emotional and instinctive responses to the world around me, and creating a connection with the viewer in a very personal level. In designing these mixed media sculptures, I am guided by my emotions, the properties of the materials that I work with, and my vision. Oftentimes my creative process takes an unexpected turn when the artwork that I am working on assumes a life of its own, and a distinct personality that I hadn’t planned for from the start begins to shine through and guide my way.

Featured Artworks

View more artworks in the shop section of my website. I add new items to my shop regularly, so check back often.

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