This series continues my exploration into the three dimensional possibilities of the painting surface using stretched silk as my canvas. While making this series, I thought a lot about the divisions in the world today. I wanted to make paintings that bring together juxtaposing materials, processes and forms. It was important to try new things and be as diverse as possible. Through painting, I wish to convey how opposing elements and ideas can come together.
by By Maryam Raad
“WENT THERE: Surface Consumption Finding Equilibrium in Expression.”
Flashe, Acrylic, Ink, Spray Paint, Oil, Embroidered Thread on Stretched Silk over Wood
Painted and Shaped Inset Wood Structures