Koosha Moossavi | "City Noises": Electric Room 37/50
An Installation of Works by Koosha Moossavi
Dastan is pleased to announce “City Noises”, a presentation by Koosha Moossavi at Electric Room. The show, comprised of a number of paintings and a booklet of documentary photographs, will be open to public view from June 22 to 27, 2018.
Koosha Moossavi chose colorful yet similar advertising stickers which have taken the city by storm, promoting services like plumping or pipe repair, with large-sized phone numbers of the contractors, as the subject of his new series: “City Noises”. Koosha Moossavi writes that this anarchic way of advertising first got his attention back in 2016 on one of his trips back to Tehran. He started documenting them with his mobile phone as to him they were very much like Pop Art. Then in order to emphasize the social Issues caused by this vandalistic yet tolerated act, he decided to use them as the subject for his paintings. Enlarged by ten times, multiple acrylic painted canvases which cover the wall of the space more or less in the same chaotic way that they appear in the city on the entrance of every residential/commercial building.
The irony which he later thought about was the texts accompanying these adverts relating to the general services used the names of certain districts or neighborhoods: Shariati, Fatemi, Karimkhan, etc. —named after famous and influential public figures significant for their historical, political or religious roles.
Koosha Moossavi (b. 1976, Tehran, Iran) is painter, drawing artist and sculptor based in Berlin and Tehran. He is a graduate of architecture and interior design but dedicates the major part of his time to visual art. His work has been exhibited in numerous exhibitions in Iran, Europe and North America.