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Foam Painting Series 40x40cm

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Foam Painting Series

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40x40cm, 2020

Pigmented Polyurethane Foam on Panel

 

PU expanding foam is perhaps one of the most difficult materials to work with and control. This sticky froth is very unpredictable, growing and expanding for a couple of hours until it cures. The exposed skin of the material hardens in the first minutes, leaving the uncured center to expand and push the skin outwards, ending in a bulging shape.

In my experience with thick paint, the brush and knife tend to make concave imprints on the surface.
For years I wanted to create protruding strokes that better resemble the convex shapes of the face and head. Convexness is a prevalent property of “being” in physical space. It is a key issue when creating sculpture and painting that push for outward material existence.

In these time-lapse videos I wanted to chart this expansion behavior over time. Creating with a medium that is eventually physical and conscious of the process of its own creation.

This series is a first attempt at understanding the aesthetics and methods of working in this material. These techniques were developed alongside the projects of @anahita.shahamati , who inspired me to make this series. This is a toxic substance and I am wearing protective gear, with studio ventilation in place.

 

 

view process videos on instagram:

http://instagram.com/salmankhoshroo

Inquire via email

salman@salmankhoshroo.com

Wool on Foam Portrait Series 30x30cm

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Wool on Foam Portrait Series

30x30cm

2020

پشم روی ابر

 

The Wool on Foam portraits are tied to my experience of quarantine and recent trauma. Weaving inanimate fibers into faces brings me comfort and helps deal with the issues. These portraits are delicate and vulnerable and resonate with my own precarious situation. We live in fragile times, and I feel the need to find new materials and the mindset to reinvent my practice. Wool brings warmth and intimacy to these portraits,  and plays with provoking the nurture instinct. Making male portraits with this habitually perceived feminine material, is part of a personal journey in re-interpreting the masculine condition. My aim is to make full volume sculptures in wool and develop some of the ideas out of this initial project.

 

Interested? please send an email and inquire about wool portraits:
salman@salmankhoshroo.com

Wool on Foam Portrait Series 20x20cm

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Wool on Foam Portrait Series

20x20cm

2020

پشم روی ابر

 

 

The Wool on Foam portraits are tied to my experience of quarantine and recent trauma. Weaving inanimate fibers into faces brings me comfort and helps deal with the issues. These portraits are delicate and vulnerable and resonate with my own precarious situation. We live in fragile times, and I feel the need to find new materials and the mindset to reinvent my practice. Wool brings warmth and intimacy to these portraits,  and plays with provoking the nurture instinct. Making male portraits with this habitually perceived feminine material, is part of a personal journey in re-interpreting the masculine condition. My aim is to make full volume sculptures in wool and develop some of the ideas out of this initial project.

 

 

Interested? please send an email and inquire about wool portraits:
salman@salmankhoshroo.com