Amir Zainorin creates portraits of historical figures using pinned postcard collages.
Zainorin on his work:
The work is done with postcards which I collected from different places such as restaurants and culture houses in Denmark, given for free. Not so long ago we had to pay money for these postcards, but due to a faster and more reliable system of communicating such as email or e-card, these postcards seems to be a ‘thing of the past’ and can be gotten free and now used as a form of advertisement or propaganda .
The postcards are pinned on to the wall while the rest are laid down on the floor. This gives the work a mortality or temporary status in which it occupies the space for only a period of time, just like a system, an empire or a person, Mao. After some time they are remembered in history books, on paper currencies, posters, stamps or on a postcard.