‘grounds for standing and understanding’ by babak golkarall 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.

 

 

carpet pattern skyscraper sculptures by babak golkarextrusions of the elaborate ornamental patterning of nomadic persian carpets

 

 

carpet pattern skyscraper sculptures by babak golkar

 

 

carpet pattern skyscraper sculptures by babak golkarthe pieces generate a dynamic visual and conceptual reflection on existent cultural barriers

 

 

carpet pattern skyscraper sculptures by babak golkar

 

 

carpet pattern skyscraper sculptures by babak golkarthe work does 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.

 

 

carpet pattern skyscraper sculptures by babak golkar