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Adia Wahid

My drawings and paintings can be described as diagrams doubled over other diagrams, in search of yet another level of diagram that never quite knows which time it is in. Time and cultural syntax are spliced together, but spliced in ways that leaves gaps or striations. The brain is strange in the way it is able to process and create reality. Something is not there and then it is there: a drawing might mediate such a passage between absence and presence. This corresponds to the process of recording and erasing.


I am absorbed within discrete histories such as carpet and textile weaving, cuneiform writing tablets, mathematical syntax, computing, and painting. On the level of self-reflection, it appears that I am fascinated by the proximity of the technological and the aesthetic whilst struggling to find forms capable of extending the limited experience of what lies in-between.


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