I was born in Tehran, the capital of Iran, in the sixties. I started painting as a child, but somehow I never went through any kind of artistic education. I am, so to say a self-taught artist!
In the early eighties, I started working as a decorative painter, but because of the situation in Iran, I moved to Denmark. This new and different world has had an important impact on my art, as well as my development as an artist.
Many of my paintings highlight the feelings and emotions of existing between the east and the west. I cross the cultural boundaries by using symbols in my works, which come directly from the Persian and European cultures.
My paintings are not political, but illustrate the human fate. Also my love of nature is revealed in many of my paintings. My works comprise paintings, water colours and acrylics. The style is objective/ non-objective, and I like to use simple or multi colours to create the composition.
My photographs, as often, are more or less dramatized landscapes or marinas in large format, but I also try to capture the surface of the cities, especially during the night when life is quiet with no disturbing rush hours.
I still live in Denmark and I work in the field of biotechnology, and my current position is Scientist (Danisco A/S, Enzyme R&D, since 1992).