Bijan Berahimi opens at Park Life October 22, 2021October 5th, 2021
Park Life Gallery
Oct 22- Nov 22, 2021
Header Body Footer is Bijan Berahimi’s commentary on digital life in the pandemic era of pervasive professional burnout paired with more time to think, feel, and gain a deeper understanding of oneself. The body of artwork explores the tensions between the positive and negative aspects of technology—and its impact on our daily lives.
Confronting the ways in which the digital universe co-opts reality, each painting reflects the constant blurring of lines between our digital and physical worlds. The subject matter is informed by the artist’s career as a graphic designer alongside his meditations on his own existence. Through the use of colorful grids and shapes, Bijan ruminates on his Iranian heritage, painting geometric patterns reminiscent of the Islamic ornamentation that he grew up around. As the artist spends much of his workday staring at a glowing black mirror—obsessing over pixels—each painting acts as an outlet for a deeper expression and link to the ideas that inhabit his physical world.
About the Artist
Bijan Berahimi (b. 1989) is an Iranian-American artist based in Portland, Oregon. In 2013, he graduated from the California Institute of the Arts with a degree in graphic design. His work focuses the visual world around us, highlighting mundane, everyday situations and interactions.