My work for the past ten years has focused on nostalgia, identity, history, and creativity, which profoundly impact our culture today. My art merges imagination and memory. In the current climate, where many believe history and nostalgia are irrelevant, I continually return to aspects often hidden or misrepresented in the official recordings for posterity. In my varied and diverse approaches to making art, photos, packaging design, and advertising, the work’s context impacts its relationship with the audience.
I have always been interested in details, patterns, and styles. My work ranges from the context of street photography to family photos in an album, details of old pictures, etc. The artwork takes on various forms intended to draw in the viewer as co-author and witness, create new and unpredictable cycles of thoughts and associations, and provide an experimental chance to challenge the audience’s perceptions, perspectives, and assumptions.
My current project, It Was a War in Those Days, is the culmination of my exploration, combining old pictures from the war between Iran and Iraq with new typography Literature left over from the war. These projects evoke a livelier time more nostalgically with sentimental modern life.
Art remains a strong contender in how we share our thoughts and ideas. Throughout history, art has survived the tidal wave of information and remains an unpredictable source of imagination. It can open new ideas and borrow through received thoughts similar to our educational system. I have no grand illusions that art will create a revolution in the traditional sense, but I have witnessed the compelling changes it can make in an individual. Just one new idea can change an individual’s perception. The world may not change in an instant by art, but its slow and insipid spread into the active part of our brains’ lives to tell the tale. It may leave the studio, make its way around the world, and yet return to the studio where anything can happen.
I am often looking for avenues of the unexpected. An ironic twist to images or things you might expect, or their combinations, provokes a participant to explore new and perhaps unexplored territories.