In Forouhar’s new Butterflies series, patterns are confined within butterflies, reflecting the opposition between oppression and freedom with reference to the protests against Iran’s disputed election in June 2009.
The “Papillon” collection and its “Ashura Day”, “Evin Prison,” “November 22nd,” and “Khavaran Cemetery” examples, among many others, are outstanding expressions of how brutality can be framed as beauty. “Papillon” collection (butterfly wings) demonstrates the paragon by which inhumane treatment, inhumanity, and murder are justified. A corollary of these ideas even indicts art as we are confronted with the polemic of how much pain and suffering the serene facades of these monuments actually conceal. A. Daneshwari
Part of the multi-media project Papillon, consisting of digital drawings, wallpaper, objects and animation
Series of 7 digital drawings (+ 1), digital print on Glossy or Turner paper, all 100X100 cm or 35X35 cm, 2010-15
“22nd of November”
“The Freez of the 80ies”
Rose Issa Projects, London, 2010He Kills Me, He Kills Me Not, Verso Artecontemporanea, Turino, 2010