“Kindheit Helden, Childhood Favorites, Compagnons d’Enfance, AzdiKah’i SaH ‘Hir”: is a Serie of Drawings that started in 2013 by simply asking Friends or Folks what was their Hero, or favorite personnage regardless of it was a film, a cartoon, a book, a folktale, as long as they were coming from the world of media (classic or new).
So If everyone of us , or at least the ones i will ask to share with me this special experience or commitment to something imaginary but embodiement of a collective consciousness, just like Astérix par exemple et par Toutatis !!!!
That was for the Conceptual Part behind this very simple and cute serie of Drawings.
the way i decided to draw for this particular serie, the medium, the format, and also the “style”, A4, Oil Pastel, Nervous and Energic Gestures, place this body of work in a position, where gently the ensemble of Images together are trying to tell us, we are not here attempting a “kimokawai” revival of Pop Art , à la Basquiat.
it is More as i see it unfolding like a very particular possibility to become Atlas Mnemonic Atlas, just as Aby Warburg started to pin , and reflect on global, but layered functionality of rememberance inside a given community containing already few generations to itself.
Djonam Saltani, dimanche 20 Juillet 2014, Cologne, Allemagne.