.  Mani Nejad .  Notations II  .  Oil, shellac and charcoal on paper  .  120 x 164 cm .
.  Mani Nejad .  Swirl  .  Oil, shellac and charcoal on canvas.  150 x 180 cm .
.  Mani Nejad .  Chunks  .  Linocut  .  140 x 155 cm .
.  Mani Nejad .  Untitled  .  Linocut  .  70 x 100 cm .
.  Mani Nejad .  Untitled  .  Oil and shellac on paper  .  30 x 40 cm .
.  Mani Nejad .  Sense of Space I & II  .  Oil and shellac on paper .  108 x 148 cm each .
.  Mani Nejad .  Brain Blitz II & Traces  .  Oil and shellac on paper.  108 x 148 cm each .
.  Mani Nejad .  Arcadia.  Oil, shellac and acrylic on canvas.  140 x 260 cm .
.  Mani Nejad .  Brain Blitz I  .  Triptych  .  Oil, shellac and charcoal on paper  .  139 x 293 cm .
.  Mani Nejad .  Untitled  .  Oil and shellac on paper.  108 x 148 cm .
.  Mani Nejad .  Topos I  .  Oil and shellac on paper.  108 x 148 cm .
.  Mani Nejad .  Fragment I  .  Gouache and shellac on paper .  42 x 59 cm .

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.