Overview

Amir Kamand's iconography revolves around a core catalogue of recurring characters. Cheeky gorillas stick out their tongues while offering bouquets of flowers, teasing British guardsmen with bananas or taking selfies. Flying saucers, on flaming tripods of rocket thrust, disgorge little green men and other aliens. Gaudily-dressed skiers form human totems, or career down slopes, scarves trailing behind them on the wind; samurais battle sumo wrestlers; boxers, wrestlers and muscle-men carry the Lion and Sun, emblems of Iran, on their bulging biceps; soccer-players clash as they leap to head the ball; Mickey Mouse pumps iron… Together, Kamand's works make up a multicoloured, multifaceted surrealist panorama blending autobiography, fantasy and science fiction.

Works