Hanged Roots

Ali Vaziri - Solo Show

12 Feb - 23 Feb, 2021
Hanged Roots

O Gallery presents "Hanged Roots", a collection of works by Ali Vaziri (b. 1986, Mashhad). Just as an ideal form can be a presentation of the evolution and completeness of something, its decay can be an important reminder that this evolution is not lasting. In the collection on display, Ali Vaziri has focused on decay as a process and has tried to discover its aesthetic aspects in the practice of drawing. A process that spans from two-dimensional drawings to the creation of three-dimensional atmospheres. By examining the different states of materials and through applying rather contrasting procedures (such as drawing, construction, destruction, restoration and reconstruction), Vaziri has created forms that look wearied. This "weariness" leads to a kind of "reactive imagination," an imagination that seeks to relate disjointed forms and re-complete them in our minds. In the "Hanged Roots" installation, inspired by the roots of trees that have risen from the depths of the soil due to heavy rainfall, Vaziri represents human figures that, like layers detached from a worn wall, belong to nowhere: sometimes they are visible and other times they tend to disappear.

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