Neon and Mixed Media
All the neon made in this collection represent memories that no longer exist. For example, neon itself, which in the past could be used from the original materials to make many paintings, is less used today or not used at all. Considering the permanent and main subject of all our artworks, I went to the subjects that were part of our collective memories of Iranians, and to create and display this idea, they combine the photo in the background and neon in front of the image. To present them, I used wooden boxes in different sizes.
They were presented in different sizes and different names:
Yegherun Dozar | 2019
Dimension: 70 * 100
An image of an old coin was photographed on the back of the artwork, on which the old word of the Iranian monetary unit was created.
Radio as a Memory | 2018
Dimension: 50 * 70 cm
Close to the original size of the old radios.
Cassette as a Memory | 2018
Dimension: 50 * 70 cm
Enlarge an icon called cassette and made only with neon.
TV as a memory | 2017
Dimension: 100 * 70 cm
It is made only with neon. It was made as old as the old TVs to be close to their real size.
Lalehzar, Dozar | 2016
Dimension: 100 * 70 cm.
I created it by combining the use of old photos from old books with their old prices that indicated the old market of Tehran. I also used neon which is an old word common in Iran, as well as the name of an old street with an old word for the currency of old times.
Persian Garden | 2015
Photography + Neon
Dimension: 50 x 50cm
Big Box: 100 x 70cm
The Wikipedia encyclopedia describes the Persian Garden as follows: In Iranian literature, the Persian Garden was called "Baghsara" or "Pardis" or "Ferdows". The word Persian Garden is new. The Persian garden has three unique structures and designs: First, it is located in the path of water. Second, it is surrounded by high walls. Third, it is located inside the garden of the summer mansion and the water pool. These three characteristics distinguish Persian Gardens. In fact, they were described by European tourists as "Persian Gardens". The Persian garden or "Baghsara" refers to its unique structure and design. The Persian Garden is associated with the history of the origin of the aqueduct. The first Persian gardens were formed on the way out of the aqueducts. One of the inseparable components of the structure of these gardens has been the reflection of the structures in the water or the main pond; part of this structure, in order to make a dream or what we call imagination.
To make this collection, I used a photo of the roof of one of the famous mosques in Isfahan. And I put it in a frame. (Smaller frame)
The larger frame included neon lines used in old architecture and the arches of houses. The neon was placed between two glasses and I placed two wooden boxes at a distance in an abnormal way that we always expect to place a frame on the wall and in the opposite direction horizontally and parallel to the ground.
Below this collection in the exhibition was a large mirror that reflected the light of this artwork. Audiences standing under the artwork saw glass and neon through a combination of two images.