Amir Tehrani

My name is Amir and I come from Iran. I started working in my father's jewellery shop as a goldsmith when I was so yang. I loved Art, so I studied architecture and work in this field for many years since I came here, Australia, 4 years ago. I was keen of painting and drawing  from childhood and creating  something always made me happy. in Australia there was nothing to do for me as a new arrival, so I start painting again and try to unburdening to my canvases.

My Art works takes a critical view of the disturbed, messy world around people. Such a world  infected by war, assault, offence, pillage, abuse, bulling and lies. Thinking about these matters keep me coming back to my small studio day after day.

The theme of my works are usually dark and express idea about suffering, but I like to portray optimism too.

I am influenced by lyric poetry and dramatic monologue. Karo is one of  my favourite authors. I love Goya ‘s art works and admire Mike Parr an Australian performance artist and printmaker and Peter Booth an Australian figurative and a surrealist painter.

Shirin  Neshat is one of my influences too. She is an Iranian visual artist who lives in New York.

My goal is to inspire people to look more carefully at the world around them and let them feel  what I feel.

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