Postcard Portraits by Amir Zainorin

Malaysian artist Amir Zainorin created these portraits using postcards collected from restaurants and galleries.

"The work is done with postcards 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 e-card, these postcards seems to be a 'thing of the past' 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, the Queen, and Washington]. After some time they are remembered in history books, on paper currencies, posters, stamps or on a postcard."

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