‘grounds for standing and understanding’ by babak golkar
all images courtesy the artist and third line gallery
the carpet skyscraper works of iranian artist babak golkar draw a relationship between the two dimensional and three dimensional, architecture
and art, and ultimately – the associations with the much-debated tension between east and west. through extruding the elaborate ornamental
patterning of nomadic persian carpets, the pieces generate a dynamic visual and conceptual reflection on existent cultural barriers.
they do not only reference the erected symbols of western patriotism, they also bring attention to the emerging megapolis’ and the advance of
oil powered arab countries.