WELCOME TO STYLE FILE// Quick-read portraits of artists that cought our eye. THIS MONTH: MANI NEJAD// Lives and works in New York/ Focus on painting, drawing and collage/ Monochromatic and restraint colours meet complex composition.
IN THIS ISSUE ….
The artist’s latest series „VOID OF DAYS“ – a suite of collages and remixes based on random footage and found material of our daily lives.The works consist of poly-image layerings that are flowing and merging into each other conveying a dense visual experience while at the same time telling ambiguous stories.They take reference to what is both familiar and unsettling: Today’s visual overload blurs the lines of perception and assembles myriads of snippets and clippings to a caleidoscopic, irridiscent picture of life.
VOID OF DAYS
How to read a caleidoscope? It oscillates, it is missing legibility, clarity, structure and validity, it seems to be void of clear statement and meaning – at first glance.On a closer look though we may find contextual assignments, personal references and suggestions for various narratives. Strangely enough ambiguity releases new and unusual, unexpected ways of perception.
VIEWS AND REFERENCE
See the gallery for more images of Mani Nejad. Further references on the artist can be found in the book section – see our post on the publication „In the instance“. For more information: firstname.lastname@example.org,kips gallery.