Tear in Town

2020

Mojtaba Amini is an artist who explores social and political issues through art. His works are defined on the intersection of drawing, painting, and installation art. In his “Tear in town” series, Amini deals with the everyday and public space of the street in tense situations; i.e., when streets become the last resort for public demonstrations of civil protests. The masked, exasperated, screaming figures are altered internet images of street protesters that Amini has translated on the coarse, scratchy, and worn-away surface of sandpaper. Buried into each other, the layered figures of the series represent solidarity and unanimity that can reoccur at different times and in different places.

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Untitled, from “Tear in Town” series, collage (paper, sandpaper, paint), 50 x 37 cm, 2020
Untitled, from “Tear in Town” series, collage (paper, sandpaper, paint), 65 x 32 cm, 2020
Untitled, from “Tear in Town” series, collage (paper, sandpaper, paint), 56 x 49 cm, 2020
Untitled, from “Tear in Town” series, collage (paper, sandpaper, paint), 44 x 66 cm, 2020
Untitled, from “Tear in Town” series, collage (paper, sandpaper, paint), 38 x 32 cm, 2020
Untitled, from “Tear in Town” series, collage (paper, sandpaper, paint), 45 x 39 cm, 2020
Untitled, from “Tear in Town” series, collage (paper, sandpaper, paint), 43 x 36 cm, 2020
Untitled, from “Tear in Town” series, collage (paper, sandpaper, paint), 48 x 56 cm, 2020
Untitled, from “Tear in Town” series, collage (paper, sandpaper, paint), 55 x 65 cm, 2020
Untitled, from “Tear in Town” series, collage (paper, sandpaper, paint), 47 x 37 cm, 2020