The work in this exhibition further explores my fascination with natural materials and how through their use I am able express my ideas. The use of text both in English and Farsi is still present and at times natural materials and text are combined in one work
The most recent work Clean Earth 2020 uses two words, earth and clean which would remind Iranians of a patriotic song that praises the motherland. However, the earth is not at all clean anymore. The two words in Farsi are very similar in appearance with only one alphabet being different.
Tokamachi Samue, 2018 was part of my contribution to our participation at Echigo Tsumari Triennial 2018. In this work I have taken a map of the region as the background and with a second map constructed traditional Japanese workman’s’ clothing (Samue).
Takes 2… 2016 alludes to human figures and the idea of a tango-like dance where two become one.
Hossein Valamanesh 2020