Jamshid Haghighat Shenas (SHENAS) was born in 1962 and lives and works in Tehran. Shenas, works exactly like a phonograph, it means that he may sometimes change and interpret any sound into a line, diagram, shape or colour. Sometimes he may act as a mirror and sometimes he competes with a camera. The reflection of things, objects, photographs and memories in the artist’s mind quickly engages his thoughts and he has no peace of mind until he creates a painting. Any change in or around him is very quickly reflected in his work. Even when he became a father you can see new elements entering his art. Jamshid Haghighat Shenas truly works like a media, anything that passes through him, his truth searching filter adds or deducts something from it and changes it into something he desires and which reflected on his canvas. Images come from all directions, from different times and places…. Images full of memories and from his memory… . He is able to organize all these images from different times in a balanced composition. One thing that makes this painter’s work attractive and interesting is the presence of emotions and memories from different times and periods and the unexpected presence of objects and people side by side. All these objects, all these names, all these memories and all the various lives all and all have entered a frame so that they can create something absolutely new. If Jamshid Haghighat Shenas ever decided to paint a painting of, for example 100 by 100 meters, he would present all the visual wealth he has accumulated over years of work and experience in it, it would be a visual encyclopaedia of this: Astrology, Scorpio, stars, light, darkness, brightness, the sun, Fereydoun, Zahak, chess, playing cards, full dishes, empty dishes, benches, walls, souvenirs, everyday objects, images, writings, suitcases, fountain pens, lines, trips, identity, philosophy, feelings, dreams, people, tangible truth, mental reality, the Shahnameh, diaries, paper dolls, wrinkles, humor, stories, naughtiness, dog tags, A/C plugs, computers, the front line of the war, photoshop, endlessly repeating ….which would become a panorama before our eyes. Jamshid Haghighat Shenas is a painter of so many images, so much truth, so many lines and so much life.