Jalal Sepehr

As private narratives, attributable to a collective feeling, the photographs of Sepehr preserve fragments of a touching but imperfect mosaic of lives, a mosaic that, piece by piece, seems to crumble under our feet, leaving only a small paradise made of woven to support us. Metaphor for the transience of human existence, but at the same time important evidence of the ancient past, the carpet collects the multiple forms of Iranian culture. With the use of carpet, as important symbol of prayer but also of rest and conviviality, Sepehr identifies the footprints of history and tradition, aesthetically reinterpreted into an element of reflection that also pulls at strong emotional strings. Like islands of life, scents, colours, like small animated paradises, the carpets are real "memory boxes" for the artist, full of authentic references. They are lexical allegories that illustrate the complex relationship between aesthetic research and historical evidence. On this metaphorical bridge between past and future, the artist projects his own cultural space, a space full of experiences where a fundamental consistent narrative is uncovered in the evolutionary concept of memory. Memory takes on an extraordinarily lexical importance for Sepehr, it represents the impressive initial element, from where his entire creative process is developed.