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Tahmina Negmat To The Studio

    • Arts

Tahmina Negmat is currently on a year-long residency at the Carpenters Wharf Studios in Hackney Wick and

making paintings about Joe Exotic from Tiger King in her quarantine flat in Moscow.

Tahmina treats her studio as a spectacle arena where she wants to throw a real

celebration for the anti-hero the Trickster ("A demonic-comic double of a

cultural hero, endowed with the features of a naughty dodger”. For her The Trickster is

the main protagonist of today and takes a lot of inspiration from cinema

and books.

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As a way into this thinking Tahmina explains that her painting ‘Endless Infatuations with Malcolm Mcdowell', which you can see over on our instagram page is a tribute towards my obsession over the portrait of the antihero. Sh says ‘I have a real antagonistic reaction to pitch-perfect moralism, as I think I see most

things that are perfect and clean-cut as a nice antisocial package where the

whole investment goes towards oneself. However the anti-heroes are raw,

and they are rare. They have this weird self conflicted duality going on.

Similarly like looking at the rock in Goya’s painting and never quite seeing

just the rock, but the tripled eyed devil, ongoing mutating faces, a depiction

of the birth of something and the whole mortality is in that rock. So I see the

same rawness and wrongness in the rounded and enlarged facial features

of Malcolm McDowell who played a lead role in Kubrick’s “Clockwork

Orange”. And Malcolm’s face is round and beautiful like it’s been sat on by

the birth of Venus.

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You can get in touch with us with opinions and suggestions at:

Email - tothestudio@gmail.com

Instagram - instagram.com/tothestudio

Facebook - facebook.com/tothestudiopodcast

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This podcast features an edited version of the song "RSPN" by Blank & Kytt, available under a Creative Commons Attribution license. http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Blank__Kytt/Heavy_Crazy_Serious/Blank__Kytt_-_Heavy_Crazy_Serious_-_08_RSPN

Tahmina Negmat is currently on a year-long residency at the Carpenters Wharf Studios in Hackney Wick and

making paintings about Joe Exotic from Tiger King in her quarantine flat in Moscow.

Tahmina treats her studio as a spectacle arena where she wants to throw a real

celebration for the anti-hero the Trickster ("A demonic-comic double of a

cultural hero, endowed with the features of a naughty dodger”. For her The Trickster is

the main protagonist of today and takes a lot of inspiration from cinema

and books.

.

.

As a way into this thinking Tahmina explains that her painting ‘Endless Infatuations with Malcolm Mcdowell', which you can see over on our instagram page is a tribute towards my obsession over the portrait of the antihero. Sh says ‘I have a real antagonistic reaction to pitch-perfect moralism, as I think I see most

things that are perfect and clean-cut as a nice antisocial package where the

whole investment goes towards oneself. However the anti-heroes are raw,

and they are rare. They have this weird self conflicted duality going on.

Similarly like looking at the rock in Goya’s painting and never quite seeing

just the rock, but the tripled eyed devil, ongoing mutating faces, a depiction

of the birth of something and the whole mortality is in that rock. So I see the

same rawness and wrongness in the rounded and enlarged facial features

of Malcolm McDowell who played a lead role in Kubrick’s “Clockwork

Orange”. And Malcolm’s face is round and beautiful like it’s been sat on by

the birth of Venus.

.

.

You can get in touch with us with opinions and suggestions at:

Email - tothestudio@gmail.com

Instagram - instagram.com/tothestudio

Facebook - facebook.com/tothestudiopodcast

.

.

This podcast features an edited version of the song "RSPN" by Blank & Kytt, available under a Creative Commons Attribution license. http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Blank__Kytt/Heavy_Crazy_Serious/Blank__Kytt_-_Heavy_Crazy_Serious_-_08_RSPN

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