Carabanchel | 2016 | lithography | 26 x 21,5 cm
Me The Builder of Tower | 2014 | pencil on book cover | 61 x 43 cm
Exercise in Reproduction of Failure IIII | 2014 | pencil on paper | 32.5 x 25 cm
Untitled | 2016 | pencil on paper | 30 x 22 cm
Exercise in Reproduction of Failure IIII | 2014 | pencil on paper | 32.5 x 25 cm
Untitled | 2016 | pencil on paper | 30 x 22 cm
The Tower | 2014 | mixed media | 180 x 190 x 550 cm
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Baktash Sarang

 
Baktash Sarang was born in 1981 in Tehran, Iran, he lives and works in Paris. After obtaining a Master's degree in Fine Art from the Azad University of Tehran, he continued his studies at the School of Decorative Arts of Strasbourg, ESADS (High School of Arts of the Rhine, HEAR) at the metal workshop and he obtained his DNSEP in 2012. In 2015 he obtained his master's degree at the University of Paris I - Panthéon-Sorbonne for his memoir La Tour de Silence. The tower of Babel or the failure of a utopian project.
 
Baktash Sarang develops a work of drawing and sculpture around the themes of space and confinement. He carries out architectures without function, unusual hesitating between prisons, panoptic systems and aberrant spaces of Bottle of Klein type. Populating his workshop of drawings and models in cardboard, he projects real monumental sculptures for his country, Iran:
 
"In my drawings as in my installations, the man always holds an important role and if in the drawings, the representations of the man are imposing and visible, in my installations these figures are absent because it is up to us to fill this empty place with our bodies as to complete the work. In my last project I worked on the limitation of the human body in a closed space. Imagining a confined place led me to prison architecture as a real example and reference for my work. For this project I researched two prisons: one in Teheran, the other in Madrid. Under the joint influence of cell visits and archival research, I built architectural models and made a series of drawings taking a distance from history and politics. to focus more on my main questions, the relationship of the human body with the space of confinement and the phenomenology of space and place. In some of these models I have tried to make a mix of cell planes with the shape of the Klein bottle that is related to the Möbius ribbon: it will be a closed surface will question the definition of inside and outside. These models of cardboard and wood are destined in the future to be realized in actual size in concrete in significant places, each of these monuments having a specific identity and located. "