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
Q & A with Ata Mohammadi
OL: How long have you been interested in Photography?
Ata: I have always been fascinated with photography, but it has only been about 6 years that I have pursued it professionally.
OL: Who are your major influences?
Ata: I enjoy Polish posters and artists in general. I admire Spanish photographer Chema Madoz.
OL: What do you enjoy most about Photography?
Ata: Concept creation is the most important to me, and being able to express my feelings and ideas. Expressing that in my work is what I enjoy most.
OL: What’s the best piece of advice you’ve been given?
Ata: Always do what you love. Never settle.
OL: Please tell us about your process.
Ata: Concept creation and brainstorming is number one. I rough sketch the selected concepts. From the sketches I will craft out and finalize my concept. I shoot with a digital camera and edit in Photoshop. I’m currently shooting with a Nikon D800. For this project I used the Nikon 85mm/F1.8.
OL: Where can viewers find more of your work?