Academy of Art University, San Francisco
My thirst as an artist is to seek the similarities and common desires of human regardless of race, culture, gender or any other subcategories and utilize all the possibilities to establish a common visual conversation with viewers.
Over the years, my determination in art education in addition to my broad experience has nurtured my artistic creativity. As an immigrant visual artist, I have always demonstrated my concerns using variety of techniques as a respond to social assertiveness; i.e., adopting the traditional forms and patterns indicating my rich Persian heritage. Furthermore, focusing solely on structural visual elements, I have tried not to use the external signs of indigenous identity.
So far, this has been an exciting process since migration is mostly accompanied with emotional challenges and excitements. These challenges not only have developed the necessary expressive elements of my past emotional experiences, which have formed the structure for my work; but also has further advanced my understanding of human desires and conditions in general.
In my projects, I aim to demonstrate a shared language to enable my viewers to contemplate and examine details in a different ways that they have previously seen. The fundamental of this process is visualization. I use the power of visual elements as a communication tool to encourage an emotional expressive response.