L: 70cm, W:70cm, H:140cm
Azad Art Gallery, Tehran, 2015
“Buffoon” is primarily a critique of the aristocracy. The idea was to take a baroque chair with extreme ornaments, as a symbol of unnecessary luxury, and carve it to the extent that the naked and thin essence of the object is left. This process, though, was not merely about chipping off the extra material. It turned out to be an exciting opportunity to discover the aesthetics potential of the joint and other parts of the chair while removing the body of it. Thus, 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.