The narrative of Mani Nejad’s paintings mainly taps into explorations of imagination and mindscapes. A varied vocabulary of floating, dynamic forms and complex composition opens up broad space for association and allusion. At the same time a decidedly abstract approach merged with self restrained colors sets a clear-cut framework.
Various series like „Brain Blitz“ or „Notations“ as well as individual works of art. reflect the tension of resistance and autonomy as well as moments of calmness and introspect. While subjects and themes of the images have diverse origins they still build on one principle: space is not organized according to a straight forward linear logic or meticulous structural conception. The works rather follow their own souvereign and spontaneous tracks managing to unframe the practice of seeing from its frozen habits and conventional context.
The inherent message of the works echoes subtle movement and responds to perceptions of motion, gravity and gesture branding them with a strong common signature element and forming a coherent visual language. The many forms and fragmented figures of these works tell a vivid story: they are awakened to live by blending image segments from background into foreground and vice versa.