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2016

Acrylic on canvas

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Dimensions: 73.7cm(H) x 94.0cm(W) x 2.5cm(D) / 29.0"(H) x 37.0"(W) x 1.0"(D)

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An abstraction of the concept of sleep. I love simple visuals that represent complex ideas and this is my take on sleep.
The outermost area, the lightest, represent our waking state.
The outer rectangles represent different stages of sleep, and the third rectangle is where dreams occur. Here, conscious awareness of the external environment disappears (this level is also referred to as paradoxical sleep because the sleeper, although exhibiting high-frequency brain waves similar to a waking state, is harder to arouse than at any other sleep stage. Vital signs indicate arousal and oxygen consumption by the brain is higher than when the sleeper is awake.
The darkest patch in the very centre draws the eye and all the visual attention. This section is not black, but a colour called Eigengrau, a deep shade of grey that we actually see in total darkness, as there is a certain level of signal noise that the brain perceives. This section represents deep sleep.
Quality materials are used to ensure longevity: This painting should last for many decades if properly maintained.

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Hometown: Hyderabad

Lives and Works: Hyderabad

Abdullah Khan is a painter who's been creating for the past 3 years. His paintings may be described as cubist, conceptual, minimalist. His works are observations and experiments in human perception, vision and colour, and overcoming the challenges of depicting a 3d world on a flat surface using various themes, or concepts. His work was featured in the State Gallery of Fine Arts, Hyderabad, and has done 3 public exhibits. He continues to actively produce, and documents his work at instagram.com/abdullahkhan.art and pigmentartgallery.com

"Painting is a way of depiction, just as photographs are, but they differ in one crucial aspect: a camera freezes time and space into a fixed perspective, whereas the human optic system is constantly registering change. A camera with one eye does not see like two eyes and a brain. We see everything in focus, but we don't see it all at once; that's the point. We take time. Yet, if you ask the average person which looks more real, they would say the photograph, and I'm convinced it can't be true.

Cubism was an unfortunate name and it's a different way of looking and it's about reality and perception. In the art world, Cubism has been greatly misinterpreted as being about abstraction, which it's not. It's about perceiving the physical. Cubism is about how we see what we see.

This is the fundamental idea which drew me to start making paintings on canvas. Paintings, I believe, are able to represent reality close to how we perceive it, which is seeing with movement (space) and with memory (time)."

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