Artwork Title: Out of Context - Artist Name: Amirhossein Bayani

Out of Context

Amirhossein Bayani, 2016

48 x 38 x 1 inch
With an utterly critical approach, the series deals with politics of power, considering how it empties the subjects of their essence, and how it manipulates reality. After studying various elements in Persian miniatures, which generally depend on different contexts, I have taken these blown-up figures out of their contexts, filling them up with new aesthetics and with what formerly existed outside of them. Lost and bewildered, they live in white contexts on the walls, which they don’t belong. The series aims at capturing the essence of art in a paradoxical fashion, keeping possibilities for emancipation in perspective.
oil on wood

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