In his work Kianoosh Motallebi focuses on technology’s grip on the living environment, particularly on instances in which this grip loosens, alienating rather than comforting, destroying instead of utilising.
By modifying objects and information such as found objects and animated GIF’s, his works investigate the transient and immaterial nature of knowledge and seek to renegotiate the relationships between man, objects, nature and technology.
This work points towards electricity as the source of digital knowledge and information. Transcend depicts a usb stick inserted into a 12v usb charger, an object that suggests interfacing with this very source directly with the 220v wall socket.
Motallebi studied at the Slade School of Fine Art in London and at the Royal Academy of Art The Hague and went to the Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten in Amsterdam. After his first exhibition at TodaysArt 2005 his work has been presented in internationally renowned spaces and events.
Kianoosh Motallebi’s work will be on display as part of the exhibition ‘the fluidity aspect’, which runs from the 25th of September until the 5th of October. Find more information about the exhibition here.