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Junkyard Car Series

Junkyard Car Series

Mehdi Sahabi’s aim in creating the “Junkyard Cars” series is primarily to represent a formalistic expression of cars. By giving originality to forms, he sees scrap cars as still lifes, and by emphasizing their aesthetic aspects and avoiding literary and social interpretations he attempts to transform previous conceptions of “junkyard cars”. In both form and meaning a vehicle’s headlights are a metaphor for “seeing”. This metaphor suspends the meaning of “seeing”, and instead focuses on the visual act and agency of form. Crashed cars and scrap cars with the destructions in their form and the sedimentation of time question and raise doubts about the act of “seeing” over time.

Sohrab Ahmadi

  • Mehdi Sahabi - 60 × 50 cm - Acrylic on canvas
  • Mehdi Sahabi - 49 × 64 cm – Acrylic on cardboard - 1990
  • Mehdi Sahabi - 80 × 100 cm- Acrylic on canvas - 1993
  • Mehdi Sahabi - 68 × 84 cm - Acrylic on board
  • Mehdi Sahabi – 50 × 56 cm - Acrylic on cardboard - 1987
  • Mehdi Sahabi - 49 × 58 cm - Acrylic on cardboard - 1993