Ramin Haerizadeh

Men of Allah (05)

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Men of Allah (05)
Ramin Haerizadeh
Men of Allah (05)
2008
C-Print
100 x 150 cm
In Men Of Allah (05) Haerizadeh reworks the codes of gender, body, and sexuality. Intimately grouped and provocatively posed, the figures gather in a perverse harem; their bodies mutating in contorted forms, neither male nor female, but something much more epicurean and exotic. Haerizadeh approaches his photos with the luxuriance of painting, allowing the rich tones and textures to carry the image into near abstraction. The angular layered segments of his digital alterations create a reference to cubism, while the folded and mutated skin mirrors the drapery effect of the sumptuous clothes.

     
 


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