Confirmation

Ink on paper, brass, sheet veneer marble.
86” x 86“
2013-2014

In this series, Sidhu explores the possibilities of a “third space” in the bridge between language and architecture. The geometric metal latticework frame, merging into the geometries of writing, symbolizes architectural form.

By gradually diminishing the squared text, the artist creates a plunging perspective that symbolizes transcendent (beyond the ordinary or common) experience. For the artist, the discipline and breathing control required while writing kufic is an important part of attaining self-knowledge.

The cycle of three paintings transitions from the linguistic (Confirmation A), to the architectural (Confirmation B) to the emotive (Confirmation C). For the artist, the “confirmation” of the title is about the possibility of this third space.

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