Not many years ago, the city went through a turmoil. The tension and worries of those days were rendered as images on my mind, and in my first series of works, these images translated to color on white paper: the red color on the realm of whiteness…
After that, the “Yellow” arrived. The yellow that was protruding from tangled and whimsical forms and volumes, a yellow that was a legacy of the past, volumes that were left alone to hide in the city and I was blessed to have found them, I stared at them and learned of difference of “destruction” and “construction”, and that was my next collection of works.
Whilst staring at the city, I have always looked for a haven in nature. Na- ture that is glorious and unpredictable and amazing, and has thousands of colors…
In this mass of colors, a certain color appeared in the depth of my psyche and my vision and it was transferred to the sensitive surface of film. A color that was protruding from inner depths to the exterior: Blue. And not the familiar blue, but a radiant blue which was streaming from the depths of my being and it should be called “The Ultra Blue”.
This blue is a plenary color. A finely formed color that has slowly walked in to the camera. After mixing with other colors, it slowly emerged from the depth of life and gradually and after mixing with a wide spectrum of different lights and shades, it finally settled on paper.
Patterns merged with visages and made the blue portraits. The ultra blue for me is the embodiment of the infinite simplicity of life and its meaning. A meaning that is Anthropomorphic and a beacon of hope which radiates from every living being and it is dynamic and if you look deep enough it is constant and repetitious.
Sasan Abri – Autumn 2015