Anoka Faruqee’s Infinite Space Paintings

Anoka Faruqee lives and works in New Haven, CT. She meticulously paints large representations of three-dimensional color fields. Many of these works feature a reoccurring six pointed asterisk or three pointed tripod rendered countless times by hand without the use of rulers. The shapes derive from Islamic tile geometry which she describes as “…someone centuries ago spent a good amount of time playing with a ruler and a compass, I can lift from that tradition a kind of readymade handmade pixel.” Combining mathematics with manipulated shapes she evokes digital technology visuals and leads the viewer into the infinite.