Vincent Van Gogh is the favorite artist of Iranian cartoonist and illustrator Alireza Karimi Moghaddam. He uses his abilities to beautifully recreate the life of the impressionist artist with his own art style. Moghaddam currently lives in Lisbon.
As a teenager, I fell in love with Van Gogh’s life story and classic paintings. His style, vibrant colors, and lifestyle inspired me. I followed almost all the books and movies that have been made about Van Gogh, and I immersed myself in the love of his life. For me, Van Gogh is not only a famous artist and a genius but a way of life. He is not a frustrated and distressed model but a symbol of love, humanity, and altruism. I understand and propagate his creative ideas from a different perspective, and on the contrary to a prevailing traditional view, I would like a different Van Gogh to be a Van Gogh for everyone. My cartoon drawings show that Van Gogh’s life was all about beauty and love. It might have had a bitter ending, but it was inspiring for the future.Alireza Karimi Moghaddam