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Shirin Art Gallery Apr 2013 Hojat Amani 02

ادوارد لوسی اسمیت  تاریخ هنر نگار ، هنرمند و منتقد سر شناس انگلیس در بخشی ازیادداشت خود بر آثار حجت امانی  اینگونه می نویسد 

حجت امانی  آن چیزی را که معاصر مینامیم را بدان چیزی که بسیار کهن وباستانی نام داشته، گره زده است که ریشه در فرهنگ اسلامی دارد.  باور به فرشتگان از اجزای ایمان در اسلام است همانگونه که مهمترین تجلی آن جبراییل است که قران را بر محمد می آورد ... بنابر این جای تعجب نیست که فرشتگان بارها در هنر ایرانی متجلی شده اند به عنوان نمونه در نقاشی های دوره صفوی بخوبی قابل رویتند.  آنچه را که  حجت امانی  انجام میدهد حمایت از این باورها با تکنولوژی مدرن و جهانی امروزین است. او با  استفاده از دوربین و پرده ای منقوش وساده مردم را تشویق می کند به سمت فرشتگی.

این فضا و موقعیت هایی را که او برنامه ریزی می کند به سوژه هایش فرصت میدهد تا کاملا خودشان باشند. با دیدن این عکس ها توان انسان را خواهیم دریافت. حتی زمانی که احساس کنیم انسان فرشته ها مردود و رد شده  و شکست خورده  روی زمین دراز شده اند. آنها به مانند نشانه های کمال آرزوی نوع بشر باقی مانده اند و رهروانی اند برای حرکت به سمت کمال زندگی و حقیقت هستی. 



Hojat Amani joins what s contemporary to what is very ancient, and rooted in Islamic culture. Non-Muslims are often unaware of the role that angels play in Islamic sacred texts. Belief in angels is one of the six basic articles of faith in Islam. The major figures are Gabriel, who revealed the Qu’ran to Muhammad; Michael, who is the angel of mercy; Raphael, who blows a trumpet to announce that Judgment Day has come, and the Angel of the Dead, sometimes also called Azrael, who parts the human soul from its body.

There are also other named angels with particular functions – Ridwan, who administers Paradise; Kiraamun and Kaatibeen, who are recording angels; Munkar and Nakir, who interrogate the recently dead about their conduct on earth.

It is therefore not surprising that angels are frequently represented in Iranian art. They appear quite frequently in Safavid book-painting, for example.

What Hojat Amani has done is to align these beliefs with modern technology and the world of today. Using a camera and a few simple props, he encourages people to become angels. The situations he devises allow his subjects to become more fully themselves. Looking at the pictures that result, we realize the human potential for good.

Even when his human angels seem to fail, and to lie defeated on the earth, they remain emblems of mankind’s aspiration towards a better life, and lead the spectator towards a higher sphere.

Edward Lucie-Smith-

London 2010

نمایش آثار " حجت امانی " اردیبهشت 1392 گالری شیرین  http://www.artin360.com/Shirin.htm


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