Sajad Amini is an Iranian artist based in Oregon, US. He got his BA in cinematography and photography from Sooreh Art University, Tehran. During his artistic career, he participated in several cinematic projects and directing animations while he was working as a graphic designer and art director cooperating with international brands. He got his MFA from Pacific Northwest College of Art in Visual Studies in Portland, Oregon and he is an MFA candidate at the University of Oregon. His artworks depict his deep personal life experience back in his home country concentrating on politics, religion, and psychoanalysis. Text and language as communication medium constitute the foundation theme for his recent artwork. His artwork has exhibited in several local and international art shows and residencies.
In his research, he has concentrated on the meaning and interpretation of language in contemporary society. Language always is the most prominent means of communication. Thanks to the process of signification, the human can understand the meaning behind signs. The emergence of the literary theory and post-modern scholars such as Jacques Derrida and Jacques Lacan raised the question about “the real”, “truth”, and diasporic identity. He is investigating the process of reproduction of the meaning, performed by society, which brings it into the realm of a new myth. Also, based on post-structural doctrine, the unique existence of implication develops an aura for language. Investigating this sacred essence of language and association of signification with politics and religion are the core concept of his artworks and research.