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LAST CHANCE Nogol Mazloumi: Heroes, The Gallants, The Famous
Physicality and excess feature in the new series of works by Nogol Mazloumi, with the artist directing her gaze at the society’s fascination with the body. She says: “In recent years I have developed a liking for comic books, and that brought about my interest in the body of heroes and superheroes. The muscled body which appears to be perfect seems to be the requirement for heroism. This was the point of departure for these works: super bright colours and perfect figures against deformed bodies and black and white background of my works. Gradually these heroes came to oppose groups of people who in order to achieve the same aesthetics, change their body to the extent that they leave the normal shape. In this set of works, my focus is about this mentality; in order to attain the body of heroes that Media presents as perfect and beautiful, they actually mutilate and deform their figures …”
Above: Nogol Mazloumi, The Perfect Guy Gets as Many Girls as He Wants, 2018