Riad Miah
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The Fauna Series
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The body of work consists of paintings and works on paper. As a means of depicting contemporary space literally and figuratively, I used images of loft interiors. Superimposed over these images are cropped fashion and domestic advertisements. The superimposed images were carefully positioned over the interiors to establish and to contradict the overall pictorial space of the painting. Though the painted images are familiar, the scenarios remain drained of much of their original content. The details of the spaces are removed and the presence of flesh is removed from the figures, which hover in a represented space to help create a picture. Only shells of the figures and of the spaces co-habituate. The paintings were executed with as minimal approach to the evidence of the mark making as possible, thereby creating a mutually reinforcing relationship between the surface and the content.