Capturing Friction

Amir-Nasr Kamgooyan

In his new, on-going project, Amir-Nasr Kamgooyan depicts organic and inorganic forms, without locating the elements in particular temporal or spatial contexts. While they seem to contradict, these elements are consistently unified. In symmetrical asymmetry, he unravels the border between the elements in a multidimensional situation. Formally, these works seem like two-dimensional statues of his engineered drawings.

Amir-Nasr Kamgooyan, untitled, from “Capturing Friction” series, photogravure on iron plate, 20 x 28 cm, frame size: 33 x 41 cm, unique edition, 2012
Amir-Nasr Kamgooyan, Factory 04, installation view, 2021