Risham Syed | ……….BUT THE WHOLE TRUTH
Risham Syed is a Lahore-based artist who uses painting, as well as other mediums to explore difficult questions of history, sociology, politics, and post-colonial identity.
south asian artist, risham syed, women artist, Lahore-based artist, associate professor, head of the department, SVAD, BNU, Seven Seas
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Risham Syed


Medium: 12 found replicas of a European painting (3′ x  4’ each) by Chinese painters displayed in gilded frames in a yellow room.

An idyllic street scene of late 19th century Paris with Eiffel tower in the background. Romance with the European ‘high culture’, manifests itself in ‘low art’ fakes produced by anonymous Chinese painters. The same scene painted over and over again presents the truth…but (not) the whole truth.