We unconsciously demand the application
of certain elementary principles in the arrangements which surround us
in daily life. These principles are so simple that when they are complied
with, one is not even aware of the source of one's satisfaction. On the
other hand the violation of these simple principles will give rise to
a feeling of disappointment which is none the less actual for being, sometimes,
The success of each project in my site, photomontage.com depends in a
measure on correct balance in every sense this medium - digital art/web
site - has to offer. What I build is a collage or an assemblage of interrelated
short art pieces that although seemingly detached from each other, in
whole, express a complete thought or statement. My site remains in a "work
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ABOUT THE ARTIST
Shirin Kouladjie deconstructs information
and visuals offered to her by her surroundings in her web creations, which
become a materialization of her nostalgia for childhood and a rejection
of the idealized precepts of perfection.
In her art she draws upon the rich cultural heritage of 20th Century and
the Mass media, working with themes of death, memory and childhood, although
her formal training has been in painting, her works has since become more
interactive. She uses photographs, film and sounds loops to make short
downloadable web installations, which she displays in her web sites.
Shirin Kouladjie uses a debris of everyday life from old photographs,
magazines, instruction manuals to wrapping paper and newspaper clippings
found in places like flea market and library archives. She rearranges
them, juxtaposes them with each other, reinterpreting and exploring the
many facets of their meanings.
She focuses on a fictional reconstitution of her personal memories using
elements gathered from our collective memories.
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