Kadel Willborn, Birkenstrasse 3 40233 Düsseldorf
Ayan Farah ́s paintings are produced within a cycle of material production and reclamation. Informed by the history of landscape and land art in formal and material sense respectively, these works are formed by the place the pigments are sourced and its geology. Often reflecting on personal history, the geographical location of the source material and the place of production is key. Socio-cultural concepts and geological properties as well as the aspect of mobility as part of the production process driven by Farah‘s own biography. From the press release.