Nima Arabi is a visual artist working with drawing and sculpture with a focus on personal and cultural identity. Currently based in Toronto, he was born and raised in Iran, where he became familiar with and interested in Persian mystical poetry. Since then, his art has become an exploration and expression of the core idea of this mystical view which is the oneness of being.
Employing paper-based non-exclusive industrial materials, such as packaging cardboard and flooring paper, Nima redefines the function of these materials and revalues them in his artistic process.
With solo exhibitions in Canada and Iran, group shows at the AGYU and the Varley Art Gallery in Toronto, and public presentations at Markham Public Library, Nima Arabi is currently working toward his thesis exhibition for the Master of Fine Arts degree at York University.