Ayan Farah’s output is defined by her interest in the provisional and the ephemeral. Though the work she makes is mainly wall based and loosely defined within painting, it stretches over several mediums and often is a result of the application of paint or other substances to various unusual fabrics more often found in fashion, clothing and bedding, which have been effected by chemical or organic change. Indeed, work is often not painted at all, instead undergoing an elaborate process of digging down, dying and sun bleaching. These paintings are often metaphorical or suggestive. Ultimately her interest is in abstraction and non- graspable elements, such as light, that appear in the present but refuse to be pinned down – the shifting state of things if you will.
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