Dreams, mixed media, 15 x 18.5 po
In his paintings, Soroush Aram is inspired by the environment around him. He works mainly with acrylic. During his creative process he does not use a sketch. He starts from a general concept that he nourishes mentally then adds some more specific tracks. In addition to ink, he also uses markers and pencils. His paintings are deliberately dense, charged and complex, with a multiplicity of shapes, textures, lines and colours. Rather than imposing a precise meaning on his works, the textual elements that often appear – isolated sentences or words, proverbs – are similar to explorations of his unconscious. The spectator has all the leisure to interpret these elements of languages according to his own inner world.
Of Iranian origin, his paintings contain pictorial elements that recall the Orient, for example the use of linguistic elements may recall Iranian miniatures, which were intended to illustrate poems. The result is a juxtaposition of elements of Eastern culture with that of North America, the place of adoption in which it is inscribed today. His recent works are very influenced by his life in Montreal and he started a collection called “pourquoi tas choisi Montreal ?“