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Zia Haider Syed

BFA 2018

A View from the Courtyard (I)

Oil on composition leaves pasted on board, 2018, 48"w x 24"h x 2"d

Since my childhood, I have been obsessed with the beauty of geometrical patterns and arabesque. In my family home and in neighboring houses, there were patterns everywhere. I still remember playing alone in the long, hot afternoons of summer in my courtyard. At that time, I was not aware of the “sacred” roots of those designs. So when I paint these shapes and motives, I paint the visuals that represent fragments of my past, my memories and nostalgias. I use elements of designs (colors, shapes, textures) in several layers, keeping in mind the way memories intertwined with each other.

Zia Haider Syed - A View from the Courtyard (I)

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Due to the building guidelines that are in place in response to the COVID-19 situation, we are unable to install a new art exhibit in 2020 in our Farmington Hills, Michigan and Fort Worth, Texas offices.

Thankfully, the majority of artists who currently have their work on display in our Michigan and Texas locations have graciously allowed us to continue to do so for another year, through the spring of 2021. We would like to extend a huge thank you to those artists and we look forward to continuing with a new exhibition in the summer of 2021.