Yousha bashir Gallery

The ultimate landscapes/ Collage on cardboard/ Nov. 2015

Posted on: January 27th, 2016 by youshabashir.com

In this series, most collages are derived from fictional or instructional children’s storybooks, where aesthetic values are usually neglected and function valued. The books used are mostly from pre-revolution era of Iran. This series is an attempt to re-contextualize the aesthetic value of the storybook paintings by means of new compositions. With a futuristic and apocalyptic outlook, the collages represent spaces beyond boundaries of time and location. Landscapes that sometimes represent the frailties of mankind in conquering nature, its loneliness, and on a macro-level, the isolation of subject from context.
Overall, this series is a reflection of the artist’s imagination in representing a unified story without a linear and solid narrative.