Gods; Under Construction

Milad Jahangiri

In Milad Jahangiri’s “Gods; Under Construction,” gods are not meant as creators, but are depicted as creatures in a place where there is no human presence; which is, nothing more than a deceptive beauty. The fate of these creatures ends in a tragic contradiction, as they move further away from liberating joy through countless reproductions. With a similar approach in his “Bitter Days” series, he portrays collective, eternal mourning, from which there seems to be no escape.

Milad Jahangiri, “The Meaning of Presence”, from “Gods; Under Construction” series, oil on canvas, 121 x 189.5 cm, 2021
Milad Jahangiri, Factory 04, installation view, 2021