Week 11 – Artist Conversation: Soroush Moghim

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Artist: Soroush Moghim

Exhibition: Geometry of Grief

Media: Sculptures, Projections

Gallery: CSULB School of Art

Website: N/A

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About the Artist 

The artist, Saroush Moghim, was born in Iran and lived there for 10 years before moving to California with his family. Saroush is currently an undergraduate here at CSULB and is working towards a degree in the School of Art’s Sculpture Program. This is his last year and he has begin applying for grad school. Saroush started sculpting and drawing when he was the age of 16 and enjoyed doing so. During his free time, he likes to explore nature and write poetry.

Formal Analysis/Content Analysis

This art gallery was a mix of sculpting and projector images. I enjoy this exhibit because it was dark and had a nice soundtrack which I was told was provided by him and a friend. This made the experience better because you can really feel the art when the room is dark and the art is colorful. He created the images by layering it with different videos of nature and had them mirror each other. Soroush stats that within the Islamic culture they value nature and art so he wants to show the viewers the culture. He wants to be able to transcend to the viewer by showing the intricacy of nature. He hopes the viewers can reflect within themselves when looking at the art.

My Experience

In conclusion, my experience in this exhibit was enjoyable. I enjoyed the colors, lights, and atmosphere of the whole room. The title of this exhibit also helps me relate to the theme. We have all experienced grief throughout our lives. The art displayed really captures you and have you thinking about many things. Emotions are what makes us human and connects people on a deeper level. I found this exhibit very interesting and enjoyable.

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