Lot 503 - Iman Raad - Gaze (Nightfall)

Lot 503 - Iman Raad - Gaze (Nightfall)

Acrylic on Paper
A6 (10x15cm) original artwork
2020
Bidding starts at £50
ARTIST INFO
Iman Raad works across a variety of media, including painting, drawing, embroidery, graphic design, and performance lectures. In these diverse works, he draws on influences such as Persian painting, Mughal painting, South-Asian Truck painting. He combines these local references with digital image culture and contemporary subject matter to create his work that ranges from small reverse paintings on glass to mural-scale wall installations. Using a vivid, high key palette, altered perspective, and repetition that mimics digital glitches, the result is a riot of colour and movement that is both seductive and unsettling. Traditionally ornamental elements such as birds and flowers and still life subject matters such as fruits and candles are recalibrated into subjects that carry narrative import and are given animate, unnatural presences. These are intertwined with social events and historical moments rendered in fantastical ways to draw in the viewer.