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Briefly describe the work you do. My initial interest in nature and un-nature grew out of a more personal narrative, human as part of whole universe has always been a drawback and all the problem is not the intervention of human in nature but our conception of ourselves as a whole in the universe. The center of my practice has a lot to do with ‘place’, cultural and natural character of a place, and through an autobiographical linear, contrasts between ideologies, landscapes and mindsets that I have met after a series of tragic private circumstances. Human lifestyle, their relationship with nature in contrast with culture is what often drives my research and also effects my work. In other words, place in my practice has lot to do with the timeless question: Where did we come from and where are we heading for? I am not concerned with the notion

of “style”. The eclectic way seems to suggest that, the language of painting is not something to project on things I always think there is a consistent sensibility. For me this sensibility derives from the Dichotomy of nature and culture. Due to long mankind history, both of these two have been overlapped so much that is impossible to look at nature out of human’s eyes (culture). For me practicing art is a hope to find new methods of organizing different perception of nature. I believe there is no chance to achieve the essence of nature despite our trained mentality (culture). Therefore, I try to think about how our universe begin, how was it looks like at its earliest stage and how the universe in its diversity, makes us human, this idea makes me inspired to imagine different possibility in existing nature and culture and how it can relate to the “painting” that is the core of my practice and I am unconcerned with a definitive style.

Who or what has a lasting influence on your art practice? I lost my parents both 5 years ago during a long and dire cancer disease. Witnessing how cancer condemn them to death gradually, has made me revise my attitude of the world and our existence on it. this always lead my works to have a deepest layer of fail and despair despite the deceptive colorful elements in my works. It is not something deliberate in my works, this is the way I believe things go. How would you describe the art scene in your area? Art in Iran has its own character and unfortunately is mostly represented by some exotic characteristic, in particular calligraphic style as well as contemporary “orientalism”- works that have been largely intended for a Western audience. But

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