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Blue Sky is a photo-collage series dedicated to the visual fierceness of the city of Tehran. By assembling images of emblematic buildings and visual icons of Tehran, this series recomposes the city landscape through shortcuts. Buildings and billboards become abstract volumes, in a skyless city, where each icon has a specific role and purpose. In a chaotic yet long established manner, commercial advertising, educational messages, Islamic and governmental murals, ornamental paintings, child world (kindergarten buildings) and the remaining of a nostalgic era; all co-exist, compliment, distract or undo each other.
This intricate battle/dance of these street emblems is another hint of the complex and multi-faceted society of Tehran. Each artwork forms a surreal volume, depicting a mental image, a reshaped memory of these long infused icons.
Morvarid K (b. 1982, Tehran) is a France based artist. Her sensitivity, the rhythm of her life and her travels, her Iranian heritage and her education, place her in a constant overlap, superposition and merge of different realities and different ways of embracing life. She has an eye for daily absurdity and focuses on the visceral tension that makes something absurd happen again and again. Within this world of daily absurdities, she explores the in-between, the invisible, the transition, the boundaries, the frontiers.
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