By Shirin Neshat
Each photograph is printed onto aluminum using dye-sublimation technology. This leading-edge process is made entirely possible by new advances in printing. Because the dyes are transferred directly into the metal surface of every photograph, the immediacy of the technique adds a distinctive physicality to the artist’s exceptional photography, which has, for the past several years, explored the complex relationship between the physical state and the psychological one. Gesture and expression are examined in literal and metaphoric terms. There is contradiction in spite of directness, and a multiplicity of powerful implications is sensitively proposed.