Amir Karimi

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IRAN, 1987

What stands out in Amir Karimi’s paintings is the concept of time in its literal meaning. In some of his work, by referring back to old photographs, he tries to create a sense of nostalgia, and by doing so, bring back the memories of the past. Exploiting this mechanism, Karimi confirms his distance from the present time and specifically refers to a certain time span. At the same time, by simplifying the shadows, limiting the visual elements, and ignoring the details, he endows the images with an ambiguous and obscure quality as an attempt to capture the very moment in which the minds find the comfort to be euphoric.
Amir Karimi received his Bachelor of Arts in visual communication from Tehran University of Arts and has held two solo exhibitions and numerous group exhibitions in Iran.