Please note that this work is sold with a certificate of authenticity and will be included in the forthcoming Zenderoudi Catalogue raisonné.
ELEMENTS is undeniably one of Charles Hossein Zenderoudi's seminal works, distinguished by its visually powerful construction and an effective intricacy of formal structures. Zenderoudi's performance consists in connecting pictorial elements that do not seem to belong to the same family at first sight, but in which he highlights the secret poetical connexions. From there derives all the magic and the intelligence of Zenderoudi's pictorial act that rallies 'the visual unconscious', to use Walter Benjamin's expression. Whether it be a visual performance, anti-theatricality, fireflies and fireballs, or the metaphorical presence of the meaning and of the verb, ELEMENTS has it all. From traces to impastos, from glazing to pigments in pieces, everything in this masterpiece aims to throw the viewer, the aesthete, towards a group of sensitive phenomena that refer to gravitating elements, to the super-radiance, to the cosmic inflation and to the acceleration of the universe's expansion.
(Marie Zenderoudi, 2014).