Abiogenesis is the idea that life can originate from inorganic, inanimate matter. It may also be called spontaneous generation, an expression I find easer to relate to. The works presented in this exhibition entitled Mineral Memories stretch the idea of time, while at the same time creating a new referential paradigm for them.
The process of mineralisation and crystallisation regarding our life and social milieu make space for the creativity of our minds to expand into, thus embracing both past and future memories. This simple natural process and the social codes are treated in manifold ways, creating a toolbox to help us reconsider what lies around us and take our next step forwards.
The works exhibited reveal a range of cognitive worlds on the threshold between social codes, nature and science as well as emotions. The materials used and the contrasts generated guide us through the works. The emotional mind has the ability to correct and properly contextualise components for us, arranging, adjusting or finalising situations on the verge of losing control. This forest of works that look at each other, juxtaposes and opposes what might be under- stood or comes to mind.
The works arose from the development of a number of notions endlessly perpetuated, inter- preted and recomposed. They form a departure point to a spinning carousel of references that we do not tend to mix and apply from one experience to another.
In my first exhibition held at Setareh Gallery, I have selected works from several on-going investigations. These ideas interconnect and weave a new set of compositions for us to see, understand and question life around us.
Dependence, balance and instability, fusion and growth, reflection against opacity and more – these are the crucial keywords in terms of the intellectual questions that we take from this forest of artistic works.