IRANIAN INDEPENDENT MULTIDISCIPLINARY ARTIST
Sam Beklik was born as Sam Beklik Li on March 3, 1990 in Arak, Iran but he was raised in Tehran. At the age of 8, he started to show interest in painting and drawing. As a child, he was artistic and he painted a huge and colorful world inside of his imagination.
His teacher saw his potential to become a successful and good painter and told him “I can feel art in your blood”. His love for texture and color grew that he later on developed his interest in make-up and painting the face. It was the earliest wall that he was able to make the start of a huge war between himself and those people who hate those boys who have make-up.
Current Address: Salzburg / Austria
Universität Mozarteum Salzburg (Stage and Costume Design, Film and Architecture)
EA COLLEGE ( Graphic Design Basics Course)
The Salzburg International Summer Academy of Fine Arts (PHOTOGRAPHY)
EA COLLEGE (Art Elements of Graphic Desig)
2013 – 2016
Universität Salzburg (ENGLISH AND AMERICAN STUDIES)
EA COLLEGE (Photoshop Introduction course)
EA COLLEGE (Photoshop Elements course)
EA COLLEGE (Computer Software Engineering course)
2000 – 2001
MP COLLEGE (Watercolour paintng course)
2006 – 2009
Bozorgmehr Highschool ( COMPUTER PROGRAMMING) / Arak
2000 – 2001
MP COLLEGE (Oil paintng course in multiple styles (Realism, Expressionism, and Abstract))
When he was only 15 years old, his parents decided to file divorce and at that time, one of his close friends motivated him to get started in making music and in writing songs. It was in June 2005 when he attempted to try turning himself into a freak star and he formed ‘I and Nobody’ that was then significantly influenced by pop and alternative-electronic genres. He then started to write songs that are about all those preposterous things which happened in his lifetime. He successfully completed the acrylic and watercolor painting courses in different styles such as expressionism, realism, and abstract. He took and finished graphic design course, art elements of graphic design as well as a computer software engineering course in 1998, 2000, 2004 & 2007. At the age of 18, he began playing drums and composing songs and then he released his music and exhibited his artwork. He also pursued fashion, photography, dancing and make-up to produce art that can be seen in his album covers like “my hypothalamus!” and “I’m cryin’, bleedin’”.
Later on, he decided to move to Austria and from there, he started to study at Salzburg University and searched for larger movements in art. His initial official electronic album that was titled “s-t-a-r” was launched in 2013 and this album included his more electroindustrial-oriented 1st single “I’m cryin’, bleedin’” and his second single, “The Black Highway”.
His second single was released on February 25, 2014 and it won the Akademia Music Awards on Marckh 2014 for best ambient instrumental song. It was in 2014 when he began performing in a musical group as a musical theater and worked in various projects as a make-up artist, costume designer, graphic designer, performer and model.
During his stay in Salzburg, he pursued with his new Avant Garde costume series as different headpieces, full costume dresses and shoes as the “Star Head”, “Film Lover”, “Queer Ostara” and a lot more.
His works is exploring the relationship between the unlimited creativity and sexualities limitation as Avant Garde or the “post-modern style”. All of his artworks are demonstrating the way life extends beyond the subjective limits of it. These pieces of work usually tell a story regarding the impacts of human limitation when it comes to sex, politics, and religion.