Mourning

Majid Biglari

Majid Biglari has rewritten the remnants of personal and collective memories into collage-like pieces in two separate narratives of his “Mourning” series, namely “Landscape” and “From a Few Hours to a Few Days Later.” In the “Landscape” pieces, he reconstructs images from personal recollections and collective events, expressed in the vocabulary of fading colors in a hierarchical fashion. Placed in a cascading fashion like a negative strip, these frames seek to rebuild and retrace a lost, forgotten, or confiscated film. In contrast to the abstract form and content of the “Landscape” pieces, the obscure watercolor paintings of “From a Few Hours to a Few Days Later” take an expressionist look at urban ruins and decaying landscapes through dirty subdued red-brown color on which they are set. The notion of “the moment of destruction” in these urban fragments is represented as something that is aesthetic and anti-aesthetic at the same time.

Majid Biglari, “Landscape”, from “Mourning” series, installation of 50 pieces (steel, screw, paper, artificial leather, glue and watercolor), overall size: 580 x 200 x 10 cm, various sizes, unique edition,2019
Majid Biglari, “A Few Hours to A Few days Later”, from “Mourning” series, watercolor on paper, wooden frame, Plexiglas, 13.5 x 29 cm, unique edition, 2019
Majid Biglari, “A Few Hours to A Few days Later”, from “Mourning” series, watercolor on paper, wooden frame, Plexiglas, 15 x 26 cm, unique edition, 2019
Majid Biglari, “A Few Hours to A Few days Later”, from “Mourning” series, watercolor on paper, wooden frame, Plexiglas, 31 x 21 cm, unique edition, 2019
Majid Biglari, “A Few Hours to A Few days Later”, from “Mourning” series, watercolor on paper, wooden frame, Plexiglas, 14 x 21 cm, unique edition, 2019
Majid Biglari, “A Few Hours to A Few days Later”, from “Mourning” series, watercolor on paper, wooden frame, Plexiglas, 21 x 29 cm, unique edition, 2019
Majid Biglari, “A Few Hours to A Few days Later”, from “Mourning” series, watercolor on paper, wooden frame, Plexiglas, 16 x 26 cm, unique edition, 2019
Majid Biglari, “Mourning” series, Factory 03, installation view, 2020