Artist: Saroush Moghim
Exhibition: Geometry of Grief
Gallery: Gatov Gallery East
About the artist – Being born in Iran Saroush moved to California with his family and is currently an undergrad aiming towards his BFA degree while taking courses in the school of arts sculpture program. His parents also being artists themselves he gained inspiration from them and eventually fell in love with sculpting. Overall being the outdoorsy type he hopes to get a career in sculpting in the near future.
Formal analysis – Sculpting and projections with a soundtrack is what Saroush’s artwork mostly consists of. Soundtrack that mostly featured sounds from nature, he includes nature into his artwork to give it a different sense of feeling. Mirroring images ontop of each other with different layers, Saroush creates a sense of feeling for his art work. Primarily using elements from nature Saroush incorporates nature sounds, colors, and ultimately feelings into his works of art.
Content Analysis – Saroush coming from an Islamic background, a background where nature is considered very valuable is incorporated into his works of art. Nature is incorporated into his feelings, his emotional state, and that is then translated onto his works of art. Reflecting internally is another huge element that Saroush tries to include his works of art, looking inward and taking in nature is a form of self change within oneself and he hopes that others can accomplish this by looking at his works of art.\
My experience – Initially going into the exhibit, I hear the soundtrack. Nature instantly comes to my mind and I’m already sold because I really love nature a lot. As soon as you hear the soundtrack you feel calm and at ease and I think this is what Saroush was aiming for. By far my favorite piece of the exhibition was the violing hanging with the layers of nature encompassing it. It is so unique that you just cant help to understand it. Being able to understand Saroush’s art work is important because it has to deal with ourselves internally and what we think matters in the world. I think his exhibition really helped me to see that better.