Dehumanized, Straw man

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Digital Painting

By: Jafar Safatli


One need to be open minded to capture what Jafar Safatli Digital illustrations offer, since  the mixture of different aesthetic approaches and the citationality from eastern-western cultures could leave us Infront of a layered representation, taking us in different directions depending on the position we take when gazing at his work.

In Dehumanized/Straw man Safatli argues that a “straw man is a form of argument and an informal fallacy of having the impression of refuting an argument, whereas the real subject of the argument was not addressed or refuted, but instead replaced with a false one”.

He also adds that “The typical straw man argument creates the illusion of having completely refuted or defeated an opponent’s proposition through the covert replacement of it with a different proposition and the subsequent refutation of that false argument instead of the opponent’s proposition”.

Safatli’s approach to digital illustration is not only representative, it’s also exploratory, he uses the medium as a form of argumentation, proof and anti-proof, an attempt to free logic from the sovereignty of the word.

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Print, Signed Print