Taher Roozmahsali

Possible Whereabouts

The main idea of the designs was formed on the basis of imagination and derived from painter’s dreams, the combination of different geometric contexts and surfaces. The prepared designs exhibit an interconnected and widespread architectural space, which represents familiar and also unfamiliar cities by complex and garbled-shaped layouts that are empty of any human. The complexity of space, which in a way expresses the state of the present era, despoils the modern subject, human, and eliminates it from the focus. The hollow subjects and the empty volumes also evoke the vacuum; from the lack of life; from sucking human into mazes and self-made and interconnected structures.
Formed collections, to some extent, remind the ancient buildings with ritual and burial functions, place of worship and fortress, applications that sometimes indicate the personal symbols and sometimes the familiar symbols of different lands and religions, such as temples and monuments, arches and columns, tombs of ancient Egypt and pyramids, which often have an identity derived from culture and re-create a new identity in combination with other forms that sometimes comes with metonymy, humor and ambiguity.
Use of these signs is not merely a replication of the past, but the re-interpretation and reproduction of it in today's world, and this is not possible without combining the simplicity of the past and the complexity of the present. These architectural associations evoke the relationships between the past, and the future, and have somehow led to a harmony and at the same time a new and old paradox. These characteristics may have semantic reproduction to some and thoughts looking at the work; environments that have not been isolated from the past, and are not related to the present and do not provide a complete picture of the future.