The imagery in Farah’s paintings and prints alludes to naturally occurring patterns, shapes and activity.
They might be neuronal fragments embedded in a field of colour or organisms drifting in a fluid substance – the image as a petri dish. Or they might be simple cells contrasting with complex structures. Minute, individual marks built into a mass, a swarm, an entity.
Shifting scales suggest a view through a lens with varying degrees of magnification.
In a space somewhere between the abstract and the figurative, the images evoke the volatility and random trajectories of biological processes. They are about fleeting incidents and inconspicuous objects – found still lifes in flux.
Farah Syed lives and works in London. Her work is held in private and public collections in the UK and internationally and can be viewed by arrangement at her studio in Deptford/South London.