Amin Roshan aims to combine traditional systems and modern spaces.
He was born in Masjid-i-Suleiman where the first oil well in the Middle East was discovered. As a young child his family moved to the nearby city of Ahvaz where he grew up (Ahvaz is a city located in the south-west of Iran, near the border with Iraq).
Amin’s grandfather, father and brother are retired or current employees of the National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC) and Amin’s work focuses on capturing the relationship of culture which emerged from the discovery of oil and its experience with modern and contemporary Iran.
Amin’s life experience in a traditional and industrial environment has deeply influenced his body of work, one can detect a variety of factors/issues and the use of different media: such as the gas cylinders performance, the Iranian bagpipe, engravings applied on safety hats used by NIOC workers, silk screen printing with crude oil.
Research and analysis from a heritage which is ever-present in the contemporary and which of course is with that in conflict/contradiction has produced a variety of forms in the artwork that the conflict in his work is presented as exaggerated form.
The artist took a Diploma in Graphic Design from the School of Visual Arts in Ahvaz in 1999 and thereafter he worked for several years as a professional cartoonist with many newspapers and he has participated in exhibitions at prestigious international festivals. such as Satyrykon (Poland), cearquefou (France), Portugal, Women Deliver (USA), Taijon (South Korea) and Aydin Dogan (Turkey). He graduated from Islamic Revolution Technical College in 2001.