Hossein Diba, artist from Istanbul, Turkey. Photography © Tda_pn
1.In your opinion what is the role of a museum?
The role of a museum is to collect, preserve and showcase art pieces that have cultural or historical importance.
2.What are your favorite museums in the world? Why?
My favorite museum is the Louvre Museum in Paris, France. I haven’t been there yet but I have heard really great things about it. I hope to get a chance to visit there soon.
3.How important are social networks in your business? And which platform do you prefer and why?
Social media is a necessary marketing tool for every business that wants to remain relevant and visible in today’s busy online world. I use Instagram and YouTube more, mainly because I feel like there are more active users in these platforms so I can reach more audience.
4.In particular, due to the coronavirus emergency, how have you changed your business on social networks?
I got the chance to spend more time on my social network, make more contents and to get the chance to do things I always wanted but didn’t have the time for it.
5.To create greater engagement among museums, artists and professionals, do you have any advice for cultural projects such as #MuseumWeek?
I believe artists and museums should be connected more, support each other so that we can have a better impact on the audience.
Interview by Fabio Pariante, journalist
Hossein Diba from Iran is a digital artist specializing in the creation of characters for games, animated films and 3D prints and sculptures. Veins, hair and eyes, each work has a realistic and original aspect, even cartoons, like The Simpsons, among the latest works.
After watching the Jurassic Park films, the artist became passionate about computer graphics and thanks to his profound knowledge of human and animal anatomy, the 3D works are one of the strengths of his production.
Diba currently lives and works in Istanbul.