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News ID: 103457
Publish Date : 08 June 2022 - 21:46
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TEHRAN (IFP) -- An
exhibition of Farid Shams Yousefi’s works entitled “Disintegration” is being held at Ev gallery. The collection was formed during the Coronavirus pandemic with the theme of people being under pressure, and its creator has used Mixed Media Technique on recycled cardboard.
Iranian artist Shams Yousefi (Instagram) in an interview with Honaronline, stated that over 50 works have been displayed in the gallery that have been created with Mixed Media Technique in different dimensions, and said: “The formation of this collection dates back to the Coronavirus period when I could not get out of the house to buy paper and canvas due to the quarantine, so I turned to recycled supplies.”
“I used disposable boxes and cardboard and worked on them for two years. Of course, I did not intend to show these works, but in the end, something happened that made me put my works on display and I received good feedback.”
Regarding the impact of recycled cardboard on his works, he said: “It made my work a bit more limited than when I was working on quality cardboard, but the writing and markings on the boxes and the texture of the cardboard helped me a lot.”
I playfully managed to take advantage of the writings and signs and used them for my own work. Those who came to the exhibition also welcomed the works, and the works on salt and spice packages especially received more attention.
As for the use of human figures in his works, Shams Yousefi said: “I am a figurative painter and in my previous collections I dealt with human and animal figures, but during the coronavirus outbreak, when I was constantly witnessing the loss of people, I was completely engaged in human beings in my work.”
I portrayed human beings who are falling apart or being disintegrated. These works are the story of contemporary people who break down under a myriad of problems.
These works are not limited to the coronavirus, but are a kind of protest against the current situation of human beings who are under various economic and social pressures and other kinds of pressures and people are being crushed under all these pressures.

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