Latent Geometry

The spatial aesthetics in which we live is a superficial layer of our culture. As it is in much of the Iranian/Islamic arts, If we follow the composition of the patterns in plaster molding, there exists a latent geometry based on a circular logic where patterns spread out from the intersections with the wall itself. In the past, artists illustrated their own world from these traditional structures with their fantasy imagery thus giving implicit meaning to their work. However, today’s plasterwork has greatly distanced itself from this timeworn art in such a way that we can say its latent geometry has faded and the work has been stripped of its implicit meaning and underlying layers. Casting molds created for large numbers of reproductions have replaced the artist’s traditional structures with their fantasy imagery and we accept this process. An acceptance that seems to exist within our cultural infrastructure and a type of surrender intrinsic to the cycle of our misfortunes.

Katayoun Bozorgar

01-Katayoun Barzegar-Untitled-Mixed media-2019-23x11x1- Courtesy Of INJA Gallery
02-Katayoun Barzegar-Flawless-Plaster and thorn-2018-85x50x2- Courtesy Of INJA Gallery
03-Katayoun Barzegar-The Pest-Plaster and tree roots of hyrcanian forest-2018-40x18x2- Courtesy Of INJA Gallery
04-Katayoun Barzegar-The Knot-Plaster and thorn-2018-45x45x5- Courtesy Of INJA Gallery
05-Katayoun Barzegar-Untitled-Mixed media-2019-77x55x2- Courtesy Of INJA Gallery
06-Katayoun Barzegar-The Moment of blossom-Mixed media-2019-140x17x17- Courtesy Of INJA Gallery
07-Katayoun Barzegar-The Bound-Mixed media-2019-66x65x3- Courtesy Of INJA Gallery
08-Katayoun Barzegar-The Perimeter-Plaster-2018-58x50x2- Courtesy Of INJA Gallery
09-Katayoun Barzegar-Untitled-Plaster and thorn-2019-45×45- Courtesy Of INJA Gallery
10-Katayoun Barzegar-The Flow-Mixed media-2018-30x22x3:120x9x8- Courtesy Of INJA Gallery
11-Katayoun Barzegar-Untitled-Mixed media-2018-43x25x3:80x8x8- Courtesy Of INJA Gallery
12-Katayoun Barzegar-The Circle of doom-Mixed media-2018-50x50x2-Courtesy Of INJA Gallery
13-Katayoun Barzegar-Untitled-Mixed media-2018-37x30x15-Courtesy Of INJA Gallery
14-Katayoun Barzegar-The Breeze of life-Mixed media-2018-40x40x13-Courtesy Of INJA Gallery
15-Katayoun Barzegar-The Margin-Mixed media-2018-125x30x15-Courtesy Of INJA Gallery