Dariush Kiani, born in 1971, is a contemporary Iranian photographer with long time experience in industrial and artistic photography projects. His recent work Square of Silence (2010), represents an insight into the character of human identity and personality through the object of cloth. The costumes are artistically arranged and captured on a background, which through its black depth allows to accentuate shapes of the clothes and through this, the personalities of their possible users. Black color of the background also invokes silence, which according to the artist´s statement, precedes a certain point of eruption of unknown quality.
Square of Silence (2010)
Mankind has always suffered from some kind of self made or nature caused limitations. Any limitation, that each human being is struggling within, is of one kind and different from the other's. Even though it is in a same boat with those of others. That's what this collection of photographs is all and all about.
The square of silence is pictured in an inflexible and disciplinary mass of black, carrying the spirit of any man living inside of his or her square of silence.
The one by one meter prints have made the right surroundings for the unfolding dynamic shapes of subjects, showing their need to break free from themselves.
All are reaching to the narrow threshold of eruption.