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Toronto-based artist Pouya Sayyedi is a true renaissance man.

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Toronto-based artist Pouya Sayyedi is a true renaissance man.

The 29-year-old U of T engineering grad, who goes by @pouyasnap online, moved to Toronto thirteen years ago from Tehran and has since worked as a mechanical design engineer, an illustrator, a UI/UX designer, a graphic designer, and now a full time visual artist.

Cartoons have always been his passion, but it wasn’t until the release of Snapchat (with its hand doodling capabilities) that he discovered a “finger with a sense of humour.”

“In my art, I’m trying to use my imagination to bring these bizarre and funny characters to life,” said the artist on Tuesday of his whimsical works, which blend photography and illustration to make the world look more fun.

“I’m seeing a world with more colours and characters who just simply make me laugh,” he continued. “It could be a happy broccoli in a bowl of hot water or a friendly dragon around a Christmas tree.”

 

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