Collisions of the New Millennium

Mohsen Jamali Neek

January 2009

The attacks of September 11, US troops invading into Iraq and Afghanistan, the nuclear arms race, depletion of the ozone layer, divorces and worldwide increasing sectarian conflicts are just few tragedies of the new millennium which occupy artist Mohsen Jamali Neek and which are mirrored in his paintings. In his fatalist fears he predicts the extinction of beauty and humanity. But even these evilest catastrophes can be manifested in the most eminent beauty. In his Hadron series, which he worked on when the LHC (Large Hadron Collider) experiment was still only a theory, Mohsen “performed” the experiment of the world's most powerful particle accelerator scientists ever conceived and built on his canvases to see the effects and if the start of this machine would mark the end of the world.

 

Iranian artist Mohsen Jamali Neek, born in 1979, graduated from the Jahad Art Institute, Iran. Since 2006, he has been a member of the Institute for the Promotion of Visual Arts and the Society of Iranian Painters, participated in many group exhibitions in Iran between 2005 – 2009, had a solo exhibition at Homa Gallery, Tehran in 2007 and was invited to the 3rd Painting Biennal of China, Beijing in 2008.

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