Untitled, #8, from the series Lost in Wonderland I

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Untitled, #8, from the series Lost in Wonderland I

Series: Lost in Wonderland I
Edition: 1/5
2011
Photographs
Luster photographic paper
Image: 32 1/4 x 48 1/4 in. (81.92 x 122.56 cm); Sheet: 32 1/2 x 49 3/4 in. (82.55 x 126.37 cm)
Purchased with funds provided by Art of the Middle East: Contemporary (M.2012.94.1)
Not currently on public view

Curator Notes

This print belongs to the series entitled "The Wonderland" in which Iranian artist Amir Mousavi documents some of the newer street art of Tehran in the form of murals painted on the walls of buildings...
This print belongs to the series entitled "The Wonderland" in which Iranian artist Amir Mousavi documents some of the newer street art of Tehran in the form of murals painted on the walls of buildings in an attempt to enliven and revitalize certain urban neighborhoods. The murals are framed and transformed by the artist into digital images. Printed on either paper or canvas, they are converted back into paintings in which Mousavi plays with light and shadow as the everyday life of the city interacts with the murals, at times making it difficult to discern the original painted surface. According to Mousavi, "In the same way that it’s pointless to try and put a specific meaning to poetry, I do not attempt to explain my photographs. I just know that I do not have any critical, social, documentary or conceptual approach to photography. I began with painting and arrived at photography. From the beginning I loved surfaces, and the flattest of surfaces were walls, which for me have a life of their own."
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