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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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