Greetings everyone, here is an update from last week's studio accomplishment. This painting was displayed in my most recent critique which opened up a good conversation with the faculty. There were lots of questions which emerged from the statement presented prior to the critique. The pseudo-Arabic text used in most of my paintings are dematerialized of there basic function which is communicating. Thus, they function as purely form, on the contrary, these forms function as meditative literally and conceptually. This I realized in the critique presentation/feedback from my audience, how then do these forms function conceptually? This is as a result of the absence of meaning in the pseudo-Arabic text. Below is a peak at what was proposed in my statement;
In this body of work, my aim is to draw attention to the forms found in landscapes and spaces that create momentary pauses which are meditative. Our contemporary sublime is terrifying without the contemporary beholder been afraid of it, especially the technological sublime. Thus, we live in a society where information is assessed very fast, encouraging us to spend more time with our screens and less time is paid to objects in our own surroundings. With regards to the issue of contemporary sublime, these paintings function in between the physical and nonphysical, presentness and presence in relation to the viewer. In breaking this barrier, I persuade the viewers to slow down and contemplate glimmers of calm within the use of chaotic, fluid communication which are purely formal, intertextual and intercoporeal.
Hi there, I'm an MFA candidate at Georgia Southern University. I enjoy creating and when I'm not, cycling is the therapy. Have a good time reading.