Rigid

Mojtaba Amini

Often referred to as “Soviet Pop Art”, Sots Art originated in the Soviet Union in the early 1970s. Incorporating the kitschy elements of the Western pop art, it was used as a means to represent the socialist mass culture: a form of art that served politics. Employing language, which was the most essential element in their politics, they sought to paint a picture that was in fact the opposite of reality. Workers and peasants were shown living happily in their communes, and there were inscriptions inside the images. Inspired by this movement, Mojtaba Amini depicts a situation in which he is jumping over an unstable house made of cardboard. Both the figure and the building will crash and crumble in a moment. Inscribed above the work is the word “Resistance.” There is a paradox between the figure, the house, and the title.

Mojtaba Amini, “Rigid”, Oil on Canvas, 200 x 150 cm, 2019
Mojtaba Amini, “Factory 02” Group Exhibition, Installation View, 2019
Mojtaba Amini, “Factory 02” Group Exhibition, Installation View, 2019