Departure - A Tale of Beginning by Parsoua Mahtash

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Parsoua Mahtash

Departure - A Tale of Beginning


150 x 250 cm | 59 x 98 1/4 in

Oil on canvas

  • Honorable Mention / Imaginative Realism

Re-Location, A Trilogy series 

The lived experience is an intertwined combination of a certain location, the objects associated with it, and human emotions over a span of time. Home, as a subject and an important element in the experience of life, becomes a reality once the act and experience of living in that location where time actually occurs.

Home, in different approaches such as city, motherland, homeland or a metaphor for a particular situation; of course, no matter how much we elevate this notion, it only becomes a reality when lived experience is reflected in that physical space, otherwise it is only a part of it.

Moving from one Home, a situation, to the next, regardless of the circumstances and its reasons, has a contradictory element of suspension. The new home, in absence of lived experience, does not as yet have an independent identity and so far is an unfound reality. The old home does not have a tangible existence and only part of our emotions are attached to it. In this extent of location, time, a new situation materializes but the experience of life does not stop and we live something else. Something in between these two, neither of them or both of them.

Re-location is an allegorical explanation of this situation. It is a suspended situation in between two specific coordinates and not even resembling a purgatory between heaven and hell but an experience of location, time, and human emotions. Re-location, is a narration of the situation in this particular place that we experience and live every day.