SALIM BAYRI, Sad Ali, 2017 [small version]
16,2 x 4,9 cm
print, lasered sky leather
signed, numbered, dated
Salim Bayri surrounds himself with an alter ego that he calls Sad Ali, a shortening of “sad alien”. This figure has no organs, undertakes no actions and opposite to a cartoon personality he doesn’t talk. As a kind of ambulant search machine he runs around checking out situations and things.
Salim Bayri: ‘I mostly use computer generated images, sound, footage and short actions because of their speed and fluidity.’
Salim Bayri is nominated for the Nationale Nederlanden Group Award 2018. The other nominees:
Pauline Curnier Jardin