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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)

Note: Actual colours may vary due to photography & computer settings.

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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 whose works 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 4d 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

His artworks are exquisite creations made by hand, with hundreds of layers and unique colour palettes in a technique he's mastered over 4 years of painting: clean, crisp lines separating blocks of colour. He always starts from scratch, on a blank piece of paper. Most of the time there is a concept or subject behind a painting that had particular significance or had inspired him based around which an artwork is created. He mixes his own paint, never using paint direct from the tube, and using hardware brushes for their granular texture to compliment his precise, speedy brush strokes. Quality materials are used to ensure longevity: these paintings should last for many decades if properly maintained. They take weeks and sometimes even months to finish. On occasion he paints murals on walls and also takes commissions and will paint something specific to your idea or space.

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