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    Tehran - Iran

    +98 21 8880 9808
  • Most Things Aren’t Real
    Paniz Sohrabi
    One-person exhibition
    26 August – 16 September

    Tell me what’s real.

    Memories change with constant repetition and reoccurrence. When the truth comes back to us, manipulated, how can we ensure that our present is real? The reality that each of us experiences every day and every second is fragile; Can we speak with certainty of all the times that happiness filled our entire body? While nothing is as it can be seen. Isn’t it that even when our dreams are sitting in the palm of our hands, the grief of losing them breaks our heart?
    Sometimes old fears find their way back to our present, and in this process, time is a friend to no one. The fear that we think may have been left behind in the past, makes its way to our present. In this series, the character of Clown is recreated to ultimately be destroyed, as an act of confrontation.
    As one of the most influential characters, the Clown with his immense eyebrows, lots of make-up, lips as huge as his laugh, combined with our inability to read his emotions that can lie underneath the makeup, can become a chronic nightmare- a frightening and distorted reality.Playing around with structure of the human body, and displacing each part, Paniz Sohrabi creates “an imperfect form of a human being” in the series “Most Things Are Not Real”. If the body, in shape of a line drawn around humans, is to limit us, these creatures have reached to an existence secured with freedom.