“One main idea behind my work is the belief that everything is constantly changing but photography can preserve the moment. Beauty is almost nothing without the knowledge of how fast it will fade…”
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