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Amin Roshan

Amin Roshan is a Tehran-based Iranian artist who primarily works with silk screens in his practice, using crude oil in his designs. He began his artistic career as a cartoonist after having studied graphic design at Tehran University and at the University of Khuzestan, and produced cartoons for around a decade before turning to the printing techniques he had learnt at university. Amin grew up in a part of Tehran that became home to many executives of the Iranian Oil Company after the nationalization of the industry, and his works frequently comment on the relationship between Iran, its people and the oil industry that featured so significantly in his formative years.

'In our time, oil is like fake snow. Its end is imminent....What will feed the industrialized world? What is considered to be an alternative? Nations would fight against each other and do their best to get a drop.'