Sanaz Mazinani, ‘Stealth Formation #1’, 2014, Shulamit Nazarian
Sanaz Mazinani, ‘Stealth Formation #1’, 2014, Shulamit Nazarian

About Sanaz Mazinani

To create her kaleidoscopic photographic collages, Sanaz Mazinani draws from a large archive of media images that she digitally copies, crops, and mirrors, creating patterns out of isolated details. The resulting compositions are mounted to geometrically shaped boards, many of which evoke aircrafts or drones, unsettling the indexical sterility of war photography. Mazinani’s abstract patterns resemble Islamic design motifs, suggesting a mode of spiritual transfiguration. “The patterns allow the viewer to meditate and think about an elsewhere; they act as a point from which one can flourish,” she has said. “The idea here is to provide a position from which we could consider alternatives, and to imagine other paths and perspectives.”

Iranian, b. 1978

Group Shows on Artsy

For Export Only, Shulamit Nazarian, Los Angeles