Portraits

These heads are a pattern, an ornament of a society and its relations. Parastou Forouhar is using the grotesque here. The facial features of the portraits correspond to the structure of the classical grotesque, but the artist exaggerates the formal reality of the picture by exposing everything, every single element, as grotesque and shocking. Finally, the perception will alternate between the two levels of the image, between the individual scenes’ terrifying narrative and the grotesque portrait as a pattern and ornament of the system that can be repeated as often as desired. Werner Meyer

Series of 3 digital drawings, digital print on Turner paper, all 80 X 120 cm, 2014
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New Works, Karin Sachs Gallery, Munich, 2015

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Burdened Paper, Hinterland Gallery, Vienna, 2015

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