Many years ago I read an interview with Houshang Golshiri, in which he was asked: “Why do you write?” He answered: “For many reasons, sometimes I write to know whether I am in love or not. Once it happened, I was witness to a relationship. I wrote the first chapter of my book. Then from the musical sense, I had to listen to it. I listened and then realized that he was in love, he was desperately in love. Thus I write to see if I am in love or not.
A friend told me a story that he had become involved in. I told him: ‘I will give you 6 months to sort this out’. After six months I called him and asked him whether he finished the story or not, and he answered, ‘no’. I told him that I would finish the story. I wrote it to see what happens. Sometimes I want to show the truth of people to themselves.
Maybe what I do in my painting is this: I paint to know if I am in love or not, to know my own state of mind, to know what’s going on and to show humanity’s true self.