Entanglement

‘The Castle’, acrylic on canvas, 50 x 50 cm, 2016

‘They said fuck this world’, acrylic on canvas, 50 x 50 cm, 2016

‘They said fuck this world’, acrylic on canvas, 50 x 50 cm, 2016

‘The thoughts of an entangled history. No.1’, pen and ink on paper, 2016

‘The thoughts of an entangled history. No.1’, pen and ink on paper, 2016

‘The thoughts of an entangled history. No.2’, pen and ink on paper, 2016

‘The thoughts of an entangled history. No.2’, pen and ink on paper, 2016

‘The thoughts of an entangled history. No.3’, pen and ink on paper, 2016

‘The thoughts of an entangled history. No.3’, pen and ink on paper, 2016

 

The title, 'Entanglement' has been absorbed from a quantum physics concept that occurs when pairs or groups of particles act on one another forming an 'entangled' system. In 1935 Nobel Prize winner and pioneer of quantum mechanics, Erwin Schrödinger described this phenomenon as a peculiar connection between quantum systems: “When two systems enter into temporary physical interaction due to known forces between them, and when after a time of mutual influence the systems separate again, then they can no longer be described in the same way as before“. Entanglement, thus manifests as a somehow puzzling correlation (Einstein blamed it as a “spooky action at a distance”) between parties who once came into contact, maintaining their contact even miles away. This has been experimentally demonstrated with individual atoms and light beams.

The entanglement phenomenon has been observed between people who have had a strong bond, who shared an intense emotion, yet now live at the opposite sides of the world. They feel each other, perceive the happiness or the sadness of the distant partner, and are influenced by this.

This invisible, intangible flow of energy has been interpreted, resulting in different in exploring the phenomenon as an intangible strength between Tareen’s own identity, freedom of movement and family. He has visually applied this by using intricate mark making to question distance and transcendence in conjunction with his own status and his family. Originally born in England, his father from Pakistan, his mother from England and being an expatriate in the Czech Republic for a number of years.