Thousands of years ago, when the early mankind had not yet learned the language skill, he would use images as a means to convey his feelings and connect to his surroundings. The same skill that later becomes the phenomenal tree of art. From the dawn of creating images to the peak of today’s art, two concepts have been dominating. The first place belongs to animals. The craving to capture many and then fleeing from a few or fighting against some in order to survive and at times appreciating their powers, all bear the responsibility to their adamant place in the figurative culture of mankind. The second place goes to “women”. Their fascinating ability to become pregnant, to bleed, to conceive and give life, to nourish a life form inside the body. And of course the irresistible fairness of a female figure that must be conquered. And mankind with the help of his restless delusions and his creative hands produces his desired conceptual image of these two phenomenons.
In the form of a blend of species, animals turn into sphinxes, fabled creatures depicting hopes and fears, which furthermore suggest terror and dominance over many others. On the other hand, by admiring the mysterious potency of reproduction and simplifying the general shapes whilst applying exaggeration on the sex organs, results in the rise of a goddess in which the magic and beauty of a woman will irradiate in the creator’s imagination.On his path to evolution, man has relied upon thinking and wisdom more and more each day and covered every step to take civilization to the top, but the truth is that in the shadows, fate and fortune have constantly targeted the act and euphoria of human beings.No matter how hard you try to count on logic and reason, chances and contingencies seem to be predominating from a higher place. And who better to understand this irreversible concept than a gamester? Here i am, as an heir to a mass of genes of my ancestors, who insanely loves animals without having any supernatural fears of them.Not having procreation in mind, I am absolutely fascinated by feminine beauty. I do believe in fate and fortune although my life is based on constant diligence and common sense. I admire a gambler’s infinite hope and his risk taking spirit although I’ve never been one.
My sculptures are modern sphinxes with the intention to give the audience a chance to appreciate an enjoyable feeling based upon my cultural interests and life experiences and also to try and review some bitter truths with confection.
Mojtaba Ramzi - Tehran - March 2016