Lives and works in Tehran, IR
Curated by Malin Barth / KUNSTHALL314 .
The Tir'ras (Target) by Zartosht Rahimi confronts us with two soldier silhouettes who threaten each other. As we approach this and come closer, we find that a third soldier has clear shots at the viewer. Playing with the form, the light, the shadow, and the camouflage signs warn us of a world at war. A war whose soldiers are armed to the teeth. Here Zartosht Rahimi uses the ready-made elements and poses a question: who is within the Target and who is not? This arrangement, which accurately reflects Iran´s regional conditions, makes the durable peril of war tangible.
“Short-term” is a collection of paintings which by following the existing roots of the artworks in the early years of the artist’s activities, and by using multi-faceted narratives and historical and humorous ironies, tries to explain the social and political situation in which the artist is caught.
The congestion of pictures and nested stories describe an unstable situation that causes tragic events, and like an inevitable explosion appears on a screen often white.
Image Copyright Zartosht Rahimi.