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1. What’s your story? Where are you from?

Hi! My name’s Amin and i’m a 19-year-old visual artist based in Tehran, Iran.

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2. Tell us about your aesthetic.

Well my color palette is mostly full of soft, light pastel colors as well as shiny and luxary materials. I like to place fashion in my work and give it another artistic dimension by adding solid colors and a little bit of concept to it. Besides, I use lots of fruits! Banana has always been my favourite kinda fruit. It’s got a unique shape that no other fruit has.

3. What is your favourite medium and why?

My work is mostly digital as i try to achieve something that’s not achievable or hard to make in reality. But actually computer is not my most favourite. I do lots of film photography and i love screen printing. So if i was on the verge of life and death and i could just take one of my favourite mediums to the other world that would definitely be silk screen 😀

4. What is your artistic process like?

I’m currently a student. I don’t have a lot of time to work on my own projects, so I usually leave them for the weekend and I think about what it’s gonna be during the week. Most digital and mainly 3D artworks have almost the same workflow. In a 3D workspace every element in the scene matters. So from lighting to materials and even render settings, details play a great role. Sometimes a fairly simple scene might take up to 2 or 3 days to have the satisfying detail in it.

5. Who and/or what inspires your work?

Andy Warhol has been my most favourite character and inspiration ever since i’ve seen his work. He made pop art my favourite genre of art. So I mostly seek what’s trending among people and combine it with what’s in my mind. But Besides, I might get inspired by every little thing.

6. What role does art play in your life? How does it change the way you view the world?

Ever since i realized that i wanna be an artist, i gave up everything before art. I dived straight to the middle of it chained to a stone. The world’s limitless now in my vision. I even like some strange things that i haven’t ever thought of. I think every artist should feel this.

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7. Where did you study?

I studied a year at Tehran School Of Fine Arts and i’m currently studying at Soore University Of Art as a graphic design student.

8. Where do you see yourself in five years? Working in an agency?

I so much like to have a studio here in my own country to find talented artists who are not seen and not paid attention to. Art among people here (not artists) is in a very bad condition. I’d really like to change that!

9. What about in ten?

Ten years is a short time. So nothing big would happen I suppose. Maybe the same studio but much bigger!

10. What do you hope to achieve with your art?

I seek beauty in art more than concept. So even though some of my works are meaningless, i try to guide people to what’s more beautiful rather than trying to give them a meaning to make the world a better place. Beauty does that itself!

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11. Now, tell us a little more about you as a person: what is your favourite food?

Ghorme Sabzi of course. Ask the tourists who come here. They all love it.

12. Favourite book?

I don’t read lots of books unfortunately, but if i do it would be poetry.

13. Favourite genre of music?

I listen to everything! I mean EVERYTHING! Good music is my favourite. From folk to post punk and new wave.

14. What are your hobbies?

I said i don’t read lots of books. That’s cause i watch lots of movies. Maybe Once or twice a day!

15. If you weren’t an artist, what would you be?

A mechanic.

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