Nasser Bakhshi - The Black Box
Nasser Bakhshi is part of a generation of Iranian artists who were born during the Iran-Iraq War. Like his predecessors, Bakhshi focuses on exploring the contemporary situation which surrounds him. A self-taught artist, he believes the present conditions can only be discovered by contemplating collective memory and engaging in a symbolic dialogue with history. Such images bear an immense value for their owners or keepers. Bakhshi places his memories as well as our collective memories inside old boxes that he finds in forgotten corners of Tabriz, where he lives. Filled with paintings, assemblages, and more, this book presents a meditative, multi-layered overview of his oeuvre.
|310 p, ills colour & bw, 25 x 32 cm, hb, Persian/English