Cyrus Mahboubian (b.1986, London) rejects conventional approaches to the digital manipulation of images in his work. Instead, he embraces the raw immediacy of analogue processes and techniques, including the photographic format of the Polaroid. The resulting photographs inadvertently, though carefully, scrutinise the way in which our world has been mediated by the rapid proliferation of digital image-making devices. Mahboubian’s “intentionally slow process” is a response to the exponential increase in speed and automatism of photographic technology in the twenty-first century.
Mahboubian’s work was exhibited at the 11th Fotografia Europea festival in Reggio Emilia, Italy (2016) and he has been Artist-in-Residence at the Gate Theatre in London (2014). He has taught workshops at venues including Tate Britain and The Photographers’ Gallery. He lives and works in London.
The Edit, Dubai; Galerie Nivet-Carzon, rue Geoffroy l’Angevin, Paris; Rich Mix, London; Pitt Rivers Museum, Oxford; Tristan Hoare, Fitzroy Sq., London; Alchemical Imagination LIBRARY, London; MIGRATE Omeara, London; Arthill Gallery, London; Blain|Southern, London; Palazzo Biscari, Sicily; Blue Nudes De Re Gallery, L.A.; Galerie Anne et Just Jaeckin, Paris; Ekavart Gallery, Istanbul; Sphinx Fine Art, London; The Jam Factory, Oxford; The Male Perspective, Dubai; and The Redchurch Street Gallery, London.
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