Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Farhad Moshiri

Artist Farhad Moshiri’s installation “Life is Beautiful” was made by piercing 1242 knives of different colors and sizes into a wall at Pallazzo Grassi, Italy (2009). The sweet sounding phrase stabbed-out with knives in the beautiful script typography is a playful opposition. Moshiri continues to explore the contrasting message to material theme in “I got Sunshine” completed in 2011. Here he creates a readymade by jabbing a variety of knives into canvas. Both projects carefully crafted script typography aids in the multilayered meanings of the work. From a distance you read the toothsome messages one way. On closer inspection when you discover how they are assembled your perception shifts. 

 Galerie Perrotin in Paris represents Moshiri’s work.