Repulsion – Silence In Respect of Outcry
An immaculate and surreal world is created by Ata mohammadi, arrived at through a complex juxtaposition of objects of the ‘everyday’.
The deployment of a formalistic tendency in his work lends to a pictorial style informed by the ‘objectification’ of an idea, wherein the work represents a lager thought – a social statement about nature, as much as it is about materiality. The ironical twist in meaning challenges stereotypes or clichés through a mannerist style. Is his work then a response to his environment as an insulated artist, or does it ponder a larger cultural entanglement that can be read across the board? – Saleh Tasbihi