The works you see in front of you are a collection through the topic “dead fish” over these years that
I made my attempt to express, although much is left unsaid. I painted the fish bigger, poured water
and color on their feet, increased their growth time and gradually led them to be or not to be, to
make them dead as much as I made them alive. Taking them to the distance, putting them to the
farthest place where I sat on their bed. It is them, bodies in soil, no arms or legs, hosting the last
body of life. It is death, being immobile.
The works we see, are a number of works in the “Wordless” collection, which are the results of my own work over the past year on the issue of the “death plan in painting”. The idea for these works is an extension of my previous exhibition in the Dastan Basement Gallery, entitled “Remembrance”, with the difference that in these paintings, while the death is present in the dead being, it is also a pervasive situation; Loneliness, distance, rejection, inevitability, and other companions, wherever there is death, are recognized. All the works are the result of unity between oil color and canvas, and what was not necessary among them have been removed; the skies and the earth have been separated, and the living and the dead have been left among these voids to find their positions;
The purpose of these works is to create a “hint” for adjacent and in-depth presence of death, a presence beyond the difference between animals or human beings. The creation of this hint is to show the disscussion of death in existence, the same as “putting death in the existence” and “existence towards death”, as it brings death closer and more present through this “hint”. The remembrance of death, on the one hand, is the remembrance of the end of possibility, and, on the other hand, is the reminder of the concealment and oblivion of “death” and also its mutual commitment to “existence”.
Death is a prevalent condition that loneliness, distance and Inevitability, wherever there is death, bury it. In these works, everything that was not necessary has been removed; The heavens and the earth are separated and the living beings are left between the two to find their own position ..