L: 70cm, W:70cm, H:140cm
Azad Gallery, Tehran, 2015
“Buffoon” is primarily a critique of the aristocracy. The initial idea was to take an extremely ornamented baroque chair, as a symbol of unnecessary luxury, and carve it to its bones, to the extent that only the naked and thin essence of the object (chair) remains. The process, though, went beyond just chipping off the extra material and turned out to be an exciting opportunity to discover the formal potential of the joint, edges and other parts of the chair. Therefore, the result is a sculpted essence of a chair with a new identity and aesthetic qualities.
The weight of the original chair was almost fifteen kilograms. It decreased to less than two kilograms during the sculpting process.