Soot, Fog, Soil

Majid Biglari

In Majid Bigleri’s work, hiding visual codes and gradually injecting essential questions into the audience’s mind leads to the blurring of the border between truth and reality. In “Soot, Fog, Soil,” the audience joins the artist in the questioning process: Can one find a real relationship between himself and a dream land in the mind through migration? Or, is possible to wash away the traces of dirt from a land by simply leaving it? Much like his peers, who gather recollections from fragments of events, with his pasting and assemblages made of recycled materials, he examines war, technology, and the bleak fate that discovery of oil has brought upon the Middle East.

Majid Biglari, “Partly Cloudy Sky”, from “Soot, Fog, Soil” series, mixed mediatinplate (used in oil cans and roofing material), paper (letters, photographs), paint, watercolor, ink, glue, etc., 27 × 62 cm, unique edition, 2021
Majid Biglari, “Poppy Field”, from “Soot, Fog, Soil” series, mixed mediatinplate (used in oil cans and roofing material), paper (letters, photographs), paint, watercolor, ink, glue, etc., 29 × 62 cm, unique edition, 2021
Majid Biglari, “Shadow”, from “Soot, Fog, Soil” series, mixed mediatinplate (used in oil cans and roofing material), paper (letters, photographs), paint, watercolor, ink, glue, etc., 30 × 62 cm, unique edition, 2021
Majid Biglari, “Dance Class”, from “Soot, Fog, Soil” series, mixed mediatinplate (used in oil cans and roofing material), paper (letters, photographs), paint, watercolor, ink, glue, etc., 27× 62 cm, unique edition, 2021
Majid Biglari, “Water Lily”, from “Soot, Fog, Soil” series, mixed mediatinplate (used in oil cans and roofing material), paper (letters, photographs), paint, watercolor, ink, glue, etc., 30 × 62 cm, unique edition, 2021
Majid Biglari, “To Jump”, from “Soot, Fog, Soil” series, mixed mediatinplate (used in oil cans and roofing material), paper (letters, photographs), paint, watercolor, ink, glue, etc., 31 × 62 cm, unique edition, 2021
Majid Biglari, “Imaginary Friend”, from “Soot, Fog, Soil” series, mixed media
tinplate (used in oil cans and roofing material), paper (letters, photographs), paint, watercolor, ink, glue, etc., 42 × 40 cm, unique edition, 2021
Majid Biglari, “Footprint”, from “Soot, Fog, Soil” series, mixed mediatinplate (used in oil cans and roofing material), paper (letters, photographs), paint, watercolor, ink, glue, etc., 48 × 31 cm, unique edition, 2021
Asia Now 2021, installation view
Asia Now 2021, installation view