his private collection
As an artist, Babak believes in appreciating the value of art and objects for the hidden stories that they reveal.
When he is not busy creating art, Babak travels the world collecting unique pieces to add to his vast collection of antiques and artworks by other artists who inspire him.
Among his collection, some of the most simple pieces are his most prized possessions.
One of the artists who most inspired him as a child was the great Salvador Dali. "Having original pieces by Dali to connect with unites me to Dali's soul and his universe," Babak says.
Among some of his other favourites are the 17th century beautifully illustrated Quran owned by the Great Emperor Jahangir of the Mughal Empire. The work features incredible gold illumination and some of the finest calligraphy work of the period.
Babak also loves to collect pieces from his homeland and from the far East, as exemplified by the Great Lion of China and the Portrait of a Sasanian King carved onto stone from the Sasanian Empire, which once ruled his homeland of Iran.
"I feel that objects tell stories, and when you are near them,
you can travel through time with them."