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Mona Khatibshahidi

This stage is a series of eight paintings known as ‘Blue’. Subject of this Abstract- Figurative period is suspension, describing a kind of sense that one might experience in situations such as the moment of decision or dilemma, absence and presence, life and death. Many visual elements emphasize this concept of in-betweeness, thus contributing to transfer the visual sense to viewer. The dual human-animal type of nature or character, unknown state between life and death and visual composition of the figure in the centre of painting all emphasize the meaning.
  The production of paintings was not the only matter of concentration. The idea of presenting ‘Blue’ paintings was also another aspect in order to engage public and viewer in the artwork. Based on this idea and related to the subject, I designed a joined-wall or better to say a cross shape construction. Each wall contained one painting causing viewers to move around the construction to observe all paintings. Thus they were physically and mentally engaged with the concept of them. Beside the production of artworks for artists such as Piet Mondrian and Bruce Nauman, also the presentation and engagement of the space and viewer in artworks were also important. In other words they engaged viewer and activated gallery space in relation to their works.








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