Exploration/Excavation: An Interview with Shaan Syed

The words "FRUIT", "MILK", "SHADE" don't immediately spark associations with wilful protest. Then again, when waiting for a shipment of paintings for an art fair booth that hasn't arrived on time, those words make perfect sense for a defiant, makeshift "bed-in" (a la John Lennon and Yoko Ono, circa 1969). Text and spontaneous production are both qualities that underpin the practice of London-based visual artist Shaan Syed. Born in Montreal, he holds a diploma in Fine Arts from OCAD (Toronto) a...

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