DANESH PHILOSOPHY, Prophecies of painting
Text by Michel Cegarra
Works are born by the millions in the artists' studios. Once they have become images, they are plunged into the ocean of the Internet where they gravitate like living organisms and fulfill their destiny as a medium for lives, thoughts and bodies. This enlarged communication, crossed by dissonances and fragmentation, does not cease to duplicate its components, as would nature itself in the profusion of its creations. The entropy and the chaos which govern the natural world are also accompanied by settings in order and devices constantly rearranged of regulation where the signs of the origin are swallowed up. If the image is a form of life, this one frees itself from its matrix, the workshop, and dissociates itself from the creative being who produced it as a work. The oblivion of the workshop is the condition of the image. But it is also the oblivion of the work and the overcoming of the bodies and the "innumerable thoughts" of the artists. The anxious sonnet that Michelangelo writes testifies to a consciousness on the lookout that measures the ineluctable dissociation of the work that has become an image (that is to say, an inactivated clone) and the loss of the work's living being (or of its aura, as Benjamin would have said). The visitors of museums recognize the known images, and that is enough for the satisfaction of the majority. So, they say to themselves, what exists exists. The work is only the preliminary image of all the images realized of this work: reproductions, copies, replicas.
HUB ZERO, Epic [rewind]
Text by Nina Leger
Faced with this grid running to the extinction of the glance, one understood the story
that animated what, from the start, seemed to be disorder.
It had begun like this: the world had emptied itself. The things, did not disappear
disappeared, they were integrated,
devoured by walls or floors,
caught in the mass,
impossible to extract.
Edition : Cnap and Sun7 Book
Text by Bernard Comment & Sally Bonn
The research of the French-Iranian artist Sepànd Danesh gathers around a world nourished by silences where each gesture and each detail proposes a free interpretation. His works admit the evidence of a solitude not imposed but governed by the history of the artist, whose family fled Iran after years of war.
The catalog proposed by Cnap, Backslash and Le bureau des activités littéraires presents two series of works by Sépànd Danesh. A work and a long thought-out method govern the series of paintings where the corner becomes the main subject; this corner which images both the punishment of the child but also the impossibility of moving forward. It is a place of recollection, imposed or not. A few carefully chosen iconographic elements nourish these verticalities and thus propose a different interpretation each time.
The second series is composed of small drawings made, day by day, for years. They allow the artist to put ideas on a page, to tell his story and to remember, not to forget, an essential action for those who had to flee and readapt to a new culture.
Edition : Cnap, Backslash and Le bureau des activités littéraires