Parvis Djamtorki was born in Hamburg, Germany. He graduated from the Art Academy Lerchenfeld in Hamburg, where he studied with Hans Thiemann, a former student of Kandinsky and Klee. He worked as an artist in Germany until immigrating to Vancouver in 1981. His current practice is influenced, in its technique, materials and tactility, by his 20-year career as a fine furniture designer.
“My primary focus is to explore the functions of the three dimensional form and the effectiveness in communicating an illusionary effect on the observer. By breaking free from the traditional rectangular format, and by combining form and color, I am able to achieve illusionary three dimensional effects.”