Riad Miah

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Artwork
PD No. 8, 2010, oil on canvas, 12" x 12"
PD No. 11, 2011, oil on canvas over panel, 20" x 20"
PD No. 15, 2010, oil on canvas, 16" x 16"
PD No. 18, 2011, oil on cancas over panel, 16" x 16"
PD No. 20, 2011, oil on panel, 24" x 24"
Riad
Miah
Artist's Statement

Petri Dish Paintings

These paintings are executed by way of experimentation. A straight line drawing is laid out. The drawn lines respond to the “line” edges of the canvas. Once the drawing is made, color is applied. Colors are built upon one another, attending to the suggestion of the composition and particular formations of the droplets. From this point the possibilities for the work’s development are based on trusting to one’s own intuition.

I approach the creation of these paintings somewhat as a scientist approaches his/her research: here, interested in the aesthetics and the process of discovery rather than in solving a problem, I consider the ways in which the colors’ chemistries respond to one another, and the ways in which the viscosities of paint react.

Bio/Resume

Education________________________________________________________

SKOWHEGN, SCHOOL OF PAINTING AND SCULPTURE – Skowhegan, Maine - 2000

THE OHIO STATEUNIVERSITY (Columbus, Ohio) – 1998-2000
Masters in Fine Arts degree with a concentration in painting and photography

SCHOOL OF VISUAL ARTS (New York City) – 1990-1994
Bachelors in Fine Arts degree with concentrations in painting and drawing