Artist / Shaan Syed

Information
Syed is a young Canadian artist who came to the UK to do an MA at Goldsmiths. He arrived as a realist figure painter and has spent the last few years finding ways of suggesting the figure’s presence in a work without actually including it. He refers to these works as ‘stage’ paintings – inspired by rock concert light shows where the stage is set, the lights are up and the expectation is great – but the image has become increasingly abstract and the interest is now in the build up of shapes and patters, depth and movement, referencing Malevich and early modernism and creating a tension between abstraction and figuration.

Works
Shaan Syed, Jewel Paintings (1) Shaan Syed, Jewel Paintings (2) Shaan Syed, Jewel Paintings (3) Shaan Syed, Jewel Paintings (4) Shaan Syed, Monument (Father) Shaan Syed, Monument (Mother) Shaan Syed, The Future (Stage 11)

The Future (Stage 11), 2007, oil on canvas, 168 x 142cm, image courtesy the artist and Brown Gallery..
Shaan Syed, The Future (Stage 11)