ArtJunk
No. 22—2024

SPIT – curated by Attilia Fattori Franchini

Behrang Karimi

Info: The exhibition SPIT presents a series of paintings and works on paper by Iranian-born Cologne-based artist Behrang Karimi. Karimi’s practice transports to a dreamy dimension of unsettling scenes and slow contemplative moments inhabited by fictional characters. It is ironically visceral, deeply seducing, similar to a late night conversation when language leaves space to the metaphorical. When figurative, it tells stories, which acquire significance in the observer, connecting to places and moments of affection. Smell is the strongest sense tied to memory. (…)