“Gloomy Blue Layer” – Maryam Zandpur

"Gloomy blue Layer" by Maryam Zandpur
Maryam Zandpur

Born

  • Qazvin, Iran – 1984

Education

  • BA, Persian Language and Litratue

Selected Exhibitions

‘Gloomy Blue Layer’ Solo Exhibition, IGREG Art Studio, Tehran. 2015

‘Ghadim, Abad’ group show, Tamasha Gallery, Qazvin. 2011

What is mold? How and why does it form?

Fungal agents of decay in food products are divided into mold and yeasts. Mold are among the type of fungi hat do not pose a serious health hazard in humans unless encountered by a weak immune system. Molds, when in proper conditions, can grow rapidly and cause decay in food products. Due to the fact that they infiltrate the product deeply and at a fast rate, it’s not recommended to just remove the affected part of the product but to discard of it completely.

Maryam Zandpur’s photos are real close, close-ups of mold, of that ‘Gloomy Blue Layer’. The artist, in a collective human experience directs our gaze towards watching and differentiating the molds by presenting them to the audience in her macro-graphic frames. In that exact moment when we are enchanted by the beauty and harmony in the colors and forms, in the exact same frame and exact same view something is rotting and the decadence is setting in. Experiencing Maryam Zandpur’s work and her camera’s close look at the root of decay, the aesthetic preservation of what is rotting and decaying would have us contemplating.

“Keep in mind that by just removing surface layer affected by mold, the risk of contamination in deeper layers which might cause expansive and extensive decay, still remains.”

کپک چیست؟ چرا و چگونه ایجاد می‌شود؟

عوامل قارچیِ فسادِ مواد غذایی به عوامل کپکی و مخمری تقسیم می‌شوند. کپک‌ها از آن دسته از قارچ‌ها هستند که غالباً بیماریِ خطرناکی ایجاد نمی‌کنند، اما گاهی در شرایط ضعف سیستم ایمنی بدنْ بسیار حطرناکند. کپک‌ها در صورتِ مساعدبودن شرایط، به سرعت رشد می‌کنند و سبب تخریب مواد خوراکی می‌شوند. از آن‌جا که این سم به عمق مواد غذایی نفوذ می‌کند و باعث آلودگی گسترده‌ی آن می‌شود، نمی‌توان توصیه کرد قسمت کپک‌زده‌ی غذا را جدا و باقی آن‌ را استفاده کنید. برای امنیت و سلامت بیشتر، بهتر است آن را به کل دور بریزید.»

عکس‌های مریم زندپور، نماهایی بسته و نزدیک، بسیار نزدیک، از کپک، از آن «لایه‌ی آبی غمگین»‌اند. هنرمند به‌سانِ تجربه‌ای مشترک و به‌غایتْ انسانی، نگاه ما را به تمیز و تماشای کپک‌ها جلب می‌کند. کپک‌ها را در قاب‌هایی بزرگ‌نمایی‌شده مقابل چشمان ما می‌گذارد. درست در لحظه‌ای که مسحور زیبایی و تناسب رنگ‌ها و فرم‌ها می‌شویم، در همان قاب، در همان نما، جاییْ چیزیْ دارد می‌پوسد و تباهی آغاز می‌شود.

تجربه‌ی تماشای عکس‌های مریم زندپور، نگاه نزدیک دوربین او به سرچشمه‌ی فساد، و ثبتِ زیبایی‌شناسانه‌ی آن‌چه در حالِ پوسیدن و فروریختن است، ما را به فکر فرو می‌برد.

«همواره به یاد داشته باشید اگر فقط سطح کپک‌زده را جدا کنید، ممکن است آلودگی در عمق لایه‌ها باقی مانده باشد و فسادی عمیق‌تر و گسترده‌تر را موجب شود.»

TAMARIND PASTE, From ‘Gloomy Blue Layer’ Series Macrography | Digital Print 25 X 25 cm | Edition of 3 | 2015

TAMARIND PASTE, From ‘Gloomy Blue Layer’ Series
Macrography | Digital Print
25 X 25 cm | Edition of 3 | 2015

APPLE JAM, From ‘Gloomy Blue Layer’ Series Macrography | Digital Print 25 X 25 cm | Edition of 3 | 2015 Moraba(Gilas) (4)-e CHERRY JAM, From ‘Gloomy Blue Layer’ Series Macrography | Digital Print 25 X 25 cm | Edition of 3 | 2015 Nan(Lavash) (2) BREAD (LAVASH), From ‘Gloomy Blue Layer’ Series Macrography | Digital Print

APPLE JAM, From ‘Gloomy Blue Layer’ Series
Macrography | Digital Print
25 X 25 cm | Edition of 3 | 2015

CHERRY JAM, From ‘Gloomy Blue Layer’ Series Macrography | Digital Print 25 X 25 cm | Edition of 3 | 2015

CHERRY JAM, From ‘Gloomy Blue Layer’ Series
Macrography | Digital Print
25 X 25 cm | Edition of 3 | 2015

BREAD (LAVASH), From ‘Gloomy Blue Layer’ Series Macrography | Digital Print 25 X 25 cm | Edition of 3 | 2015

BREAD (LAVASH), From ‘Gloomy Blue Layer’ Series
Macrography | Digital Print
25 X 25 cm | Edition of 3 | 2015

CARROT JAM, From ‘Gloomy Blue Layer’ Series Macrography | Digital Print 25 X 25 cm | Edition of 3 | 2015

CARROT JAM, From ‘Gloomy Blue Layer’ Series
Macrography | Digital Print
25 X 25 cm | Edition of 3 | 2015

TAMARIND PASTE, From ‘Gloomy Blue Layer’ Series Macrography | Digital Print 25 X 25 cm | Edition of 3 | 2015

TAMARIND PASTE, From ‘Gloomy Blue Layer’ Series
Macrography | Digital Print
25 X 25 cm | Edition of 3 | 2015

SAMANU, From ‘Gloomy Blue Layer’ Series Macrography | Digital Print 25 X 25 cm | Edition of 3 | 2015

SAMANU, From ‘Gloomy Blue Layer’ Series
Macrography | Digital Print
25 X 25 cm | Edition of 3 | 2015

BREAD (SANGAK), From ‘Gloomy Blue Layer’ Series Macrography | Digital Print 25 X 25 cm | Edition of 3 | 2015

BREAD (SANGAK), From ‘Gloomy Blue Layer’ Series
Macrography | Digital Print
25 X 25 cm | Edition of 3 | 2015

PEACH, From ‘Gloomy Blue Layer’ Series Macrography | Digital Print 25 X 25 cm | Edition of 3 | 2015

PEACH, From ‘Gloomy Blue Layer’ Series
Macrography | Digital Print
25 X 25 cm | Edition of 3 | 2015

VERMICELLI SOUP, From ‘Gloomy Blue Layer’ Series Macrography | Digital Print 25 X 25 cm | Edition of 3 | 2015

VERMICELLI SOUP, From ‘Gloomy Blue Layer’ Series
Macrography | Digital Print
25 X 25 cm | Edition of 3 | 2015

BREAD (LAVASH), From ‘Gloomy Blue Layer’ Series Macrography | Digital Print 25 X 25 cm | Edition of 3 | 2015

BREAD (LAVASH), From ‘Gloomy Blue Layer’ Series
Macrography | Digital Print
25 X 25 cm | Edition of 3 | 2015

CARROT JAM, From ‘Gloomy Blue Layer’ Series Macrography | Digital Print 25 X 25 cm | Edition of 3 | 2015

CARROT JAM, From ‘Gloomy Blue Layer’ Series
Macrography | Digital Print
25 X 25 cm | Edition of 3 | 2015

TAMARIND PASTE, From ‘Gloomy Blue Layer’ Series Macrography | Digital Print 25 X 25 cm | Edition of 3 | 2015

TAMARIND PASTE, From ‘Gloomy Blue Layer’ Series
Macrography | Digital Print
25 X 25 cm | Edition of 3 | 2015

NOODLE STEW, From ‘Gloomy Blue Layer’ Series Macrography | Digital Print 25 X 25 cm | Edition of 3 | 2015

NOODLE STEW, From ‘Gloomy Blue Layer’ Series
Macrography | Digital Print
25 X 25 cm | Edition of 3 | 2015

CARROT JAM, From ‘Gloomy Blue Layer’ Series Macrography | Digital Print 25 X 25 cm | Edition of 3 | 2015

CARROT JAM, From ‘Gloomy Blue Layer’ Series
Macrography | Digital Print
25 X 25 cm | Edition of 3 | 2015

TAMARIND PASTE, From ‘Gloomy Blue Layer’ Series Macrography | Digital Print 25 X 25 cm | Edition of 3 | 2015

TAMARIND PASTE, From ‘Gloomy Blue Layer’ Series
Macrography | Digital Print
25 X 25 cm | Edition of 3 | 2015

SEASON SALAD, From ‘Gloomy Blue Layer’ Series Macrography | Digital Print 25 X 25 cm | Edition of 3 | 2015

SEASON SALAD, From ‘Gloomy Blue Layer’ Series
Macrography | Digital Print
25 X 25 cm | Edition of 3 | 2015

BLACK TEA, From ‘Gloomy Blue Layer’ Series Macrography | Digital Print 25 X 25 cm | Edition of 3 | 2015

BLACK TEA, From ‘Gloomy Blue Layer’ Series
Macrography | Digital Print
25 X 25 cm | Edition of 3 | 2015

CARROT JAM, From ‘Gloomy Blue Layer’ Series Macrography | Digital Print 25 X 25 cm | Edition of 3 | 2015

CARROT JAM, From ‘Gloomy Blue Layer’ Series
Macrography | Digital Print
25 X 25 cm | Edition of 3 | 2015

TAMARIND PASTE, From ‘Gloomy Blue Layer’ Series Macrography | Digital Print 25 X 25 cm | Edition of 3 | 2015

TAMARIND PASTE, From ‘Gloomy Blue Layer’ Series
Macrography | Digital Print
25 X 25 cm | Edition of 3 | 2015

SAMANU, From ‘Gloomy Blue Layer’ Series Macrography | Digital Print 25 X 25 cm | Edition of 3 | 2015

SAMANU, From ‘Gloomy Blue Layer’ Series
Macrography | Digital Print
25 X 25 cm | Edition of 3 | 2015

TAMARIND PASTE, From ‘Gloomy Blue Layer’ Series Macrography | Digital Print 25 X 25 cm | Edition of 3 | 2015

TAMARIND PASTE, From ‘Gloomy Blue Layer’ Series
Macrography | Digital Print
25 X 25 cm | Edition of 3 | 2015

BREAD (SANGAK), From ‘Gloomy Blue Layer’ Series Macrography | Digital Print 10 X 10 cm | Edition of 3 | 2015

BREAD (SANGAK), From ‘Gloomy Blue Layer’ Series
Macrography | Digital Print
10 X 10 cm | Edition of 3 | 2015

BREAD (LAVASH), From ‘Gloomy Blue Layer’ Series Macrography | Digital Print 10 X 10 cm | Edition of 3 | 2015

BREAD (LAVASH), From ‘Gloomy Blue Layer’ Series
Macrography | Digital Print
10 X 10 cm | Edition of 3 | 2015

BREAD (SANGAK), From ‘Gloomy Blue Layer’ Series Macrography | Digital Print 10 X 10 cm | Edition of 3 | 2015

BREAD (SANGAK), From ‘Gloomy Blue Layer’ Series
Macrography | Digital Print
10 X 10 cm | Edition of 3 | 2015

TAMARIND PASTE, From ‘Gloomy Blue Layer’ Series Macrography | Digital Print 10 X 10 cm | Edition of 3 | 2015

TAMARIND PASTE, From ‘Gloomy Blue Layer’ Series
Macrography | Digital Print
10 X 10 cm | Edition of 3 | 2015

BREAD (SANGAK), From ‘Gloomy Blue Layer’ Series Macrography | Digital Print 10 X 10 cm | Edition of 3 | 2015

BREAD (SANGAK), From ‘Gloomy Blue Layer’ Series
Macrography | Digital Print
10 X 10 cm | Edition of 3 | 2015

TAMARIND PASTE, From ‘Gloomy Blue Layer’ Series Macrography | Digital Print 10 X 10 cm | Edition of 3 | 2015

TAMARIND PASTE, From ‘Gloomy Blue Layer’ Series
Macrography | Digital Print
10 X 10 cm | Edition of 3 | 2015

TAMARIND PASTE, From ‘Gloomy Blue Layer’ Series Macrography | Digital Print 10 X 10 cm | Edition of 3 | 2015

TAMARIND PASTE, From ‘Gloomy Blue Layer’ Series
Macrography | Digital Print
10 X 10 cm | Edition of 3 | 2015

SEASON SALAD, From ‘Gloomy Blue Layer’ Series Macrography | Digital Print 10 X 10 cm | Edition of 3 | 2015

SEASON SALAD, From ‘Gloomy Blue Layer’ Series
Macrography | Digital Print
10 X 10 cm | Edition of 3 | 2015

SEASON SALAD, From ‘Gloomy Blue Layer’ Series Macrography | Digital Print 10 X 10 cm | Edition of 3 | 2015

SEASON SALAD, From ‘Gloomy Blue Layer’ Series
Macrography | Digital Print
10 X 10 cm | Edition of 3 | 2015

VERMICELLI SOUP, From ‘Gloomy Blue Layer’ Series Macrography | Digital Print 10 X 10 cm | Edition of 3 | 2015

VERMICELLI SOUP, From ‘Gloomy Blue Layer’ Series
Macrography | Digital Print
10 X 10 cm | Edition of 3 | 2015

SAMANU, From ‘Gloomy Blue Layer’ Series Macrography | Digital Print 10 X 10 cm | Edition of 3 | 2015

SAMANU, From ‘Gloomy Blue Layer’ Series
Macrography | Digital Print
10 X 10 cm | Edition of 3 | 2015

VERMICELLI SOUP, From ‘Gloomy Blue Layer’ Series Macrography | Digital Print 10 X 10 cm | Edition of 3 | 2015

VERMICELLI SOUP, From ‘Gloomy Blue Layer’ Series
Macrography | Digital Print
10 X 10 cm | Edition of 3 | 2015

SAMANU, From ‘Gloomy Blue Layer’ Series Macrography | Digital Print 10 X 10 cm | Edition of 3 | 2015

SAMANU, From ‘Gloomy Blue Layer’ Series
Macrography | Digital Print
10 X 10 cm | Edition of 3 | 2015

NOODLE STEW, From ‘Gloomy Blue Layer’ Series Macrography | Digital Print 10 X 10 cm | Edition of 3 | 2015

NOODLE STEW, From ‘Gloomy Blue Layer’ Series
Macrography | Digital Print
10 X 10 cm | Edition of 3 | 2015

NOODLE STEW, From ‘Gloomy Blue Layer’ Series Macrography | Digital Print 10 X 10 cm | Edition of 3 | 2015

NOODLE STEW, From ‘Gloomy Blue Layer’ Series
Macrography | Digital Print
10 X 10 cm | Edition of 3 | 2015

PEACH, FROM ‘GLOOMY BLUE LAYER’ SERIES MACROGRAPHY | DIGITAL PRINT 10 X 10 CM | EDITION OF 3 | 2015

PEACH, From ‘Gloomy Blue Layer’ Series
Macrography | Digital Print
10 X 10 cm | Edition of 3 | 2015

BLACK TEA, From ‘Gloomy Blue Layer’ Series Macrography | Digital Print 10 X 10 cm | Edition of 3 | 2015

BLACK TEA, From ‘Gloomy Blue Layer’ Series
Macrography | Digital Print
10 X 10 cm | Edition of 3 | 2015

PEACH, FROM ‘GLOOMY BLUE LAYER’ SERIES MACROGRAPHY | DIGITAL PRINT 10 X 10 CM | EDITION OF 3 | 2015

PEACH, From ‘Gloomy Blue Layer’ Series
Macrography | Digital Print
10 X 10 cm | Edition of 3 | 2015

BLACK TEA, From ‘Gloomy Blue Layer’ Series Macrography | Digital Print 10 X 10 cm | Edition of 3 | 2015

BLACK TEA, From ‘Gloomy Blue Layer’ Series
Macrography | Digital Print
10 X 10 cm | Edition of 3 | 2015

FRUIT ROLL, FROM ‘GLOOMY BLUE LAYER’ SERIES MACROGRAPHY | DIGITAL PRINT 10 X 10 CM | EDITION OF 3 | 2015

FRUIT ROLL, From ‘Gloomy Blue Layer’ Series
Macrography | Digital Print
10 X 10 cm | Edition of 3 | 2015

FRUIT ROLL, FROM ‘GLOOMY BLUE LAYER’ SERIES MACROGRAPHY | DIGITAL PRINT 10 X 10 CM | EDITION OF 3 | 2015

FRUIT ROLL, From ‘Gloomy Blue Layer’ Series
Macrography | Digital Print
10 X 10 cm | Edition of 3 | 2015

FRUIT ROLL, FROM ‘GLOOMY BLUE LAYER’ SERIES MACROGRAPHY | DIGITAL PRINT 10 X 10 CM | EDITION OF 3 | 2015

FRUIT ROLL, From ‘Gloomy Blue Layer’ Series
Macrography | Digital Print
10 X 10 cm | Edition of 3 | 2015

FRUIT ROLL, FROM ‘GLOOMY BLUE LAYER’ SERIES MACROGRAPHY | DIGITAL PRINT 10 X 10 CM | EDITION OF 3 | 2015

FRUIT ROLL, From ‘Gloomy Blue Layer’ Series
Macrography | Digital Print
10 X 10 cm | Edition of 3 | 2015

CHERRY JAM, From ‘Gloomy Blue Layer’ Series Macrography | Digital Print 10 X 10 cm | Edition of 3 | 2015

CHERRY JAM, From ‘Gloomy Blue Layer’ Series
Macrography | Digital Print
10 X 10 cm | Edition of 3 | 2015

FRUIT ROLL, FROM ‘GLOOMY BLUE LAYER’ SERIES MACROGRAPHY | DIGITAL PRINT 10 X 10 CM | EDITION OF 3 | 2015

FRUIT ROLL, From ‘Gloomy Blue Layer’ Series
Macrography | Digital Print
10 X 10 cm | Edition of 3 | 2015

CHERRY JAM, From ‘Gloomy Blue Layer’ Series Macrography | Digital Print 10 X 10 cm | Edition of 3 | 2015

CHERRY JAM, From ‘Gloomy Blue Layer’ Series
Macrography | Digital Print
10 X 10 cm | Edition of 3 | 2015

CARROT JAM, From ‘Gloomy Blue Layer’ Series Macrography | Digital Print 10 X 10 cm | Edition of 3 | 2015

CARROT JAM, From ‘Gloomy Blue Layer’ Series
Macrography | Digital Print
10 X 10 cm | Edition of 3 | 2015

APPLE JAM, From ‘Gloomy Blue Layer’ Series Macrography | Digital Print 10 X 10 cm | Edition of 3 | 2015

APPLE JAM, From ‘Gloomy Blue Layer’ Series
Macrography | Digital Print
10 X 10 cm | Edition of 3 | 2015

CARROT JAM, From ‘Gloomy Blue Layer’ Series Macrography | Digital Print 10 X 10 cm | Edition of 3 | 2015

CARROT JAM, From ‘Gloomy Blue Layer’ Series
Macrography | Digital Print
10 X 10 cm | Edition of 3 | 2015

BREAD (LAVASH), From ‘Gloomy Blue Layer’ Series Macrography | Digital Print 10 X 10 cm | Edition of 3 | 2015

BREAD (LAVASH), From ‘Gloomy Blue Layer’ Series
Macrography | Digital Print
10 X 10 cm | Edition of 3 | 2015

APPLE JAM, From ‘Gloomy Blue Layer’ Series Macrography | Digital Print 10 X 10 cm | Edition of 3 | 2015

APPLE JAM, From ‘Gloomy Blue Layer’ Series
Macrography | Digital Print
10 X 10 cm | Edition of 3 | 2015

BREAD (LAVASH), From ‘Gloomy Blue Layer’ Series Macrography | Digital Print 10 X 10 cm | Edition of 3 | 2015

BREAD (LAVASH), From ‘Gloomy Blue Layer’ Series
Macrography | Digital Print
10 X 10 cm | Edition of 3 | 2015

BREAD (LAVASH), From ‘Gloomy Blue Layer’ Series Macrography | Digital Print 10 X 10 cm | Edition of 3 | 2015

BREAD (LAVASH), From ‘Gloomy Blue Layer’ Series
Macrography | Digital Print
10 X 10 cm | Edition of 3 | 2015

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