1000 Piece Puzzle
Umar Rashid (b. 1976, Chicago, IL) employs writing, illustration, painting, and sculpture to construct alternative historical narratives that reference a panoply of cultures, collapsing geography and time. Word play and double entendres permeate his pictures and can prove to be a dizzying hopscotch of cinema, rap, anime, and literature intertwined as epic battle scenes. His painterly tales complicate the idea of what is true and false, prompting us to consider whether the “truths” that we are taught may in fact be lies.
Rashid’s work was recently shown at Almine Rech, Half Gallery, Blum and Poe, and was also featured at The Huntington and the Hammer Museum as part of the biennial Made in LA 2020: a version. He is represented by Half Gallery (New York) and Blum and Poe (Los Angeles).
1,000 piece puzzle
Four page folded newsprint paper insert included in box.
Completed puzzle size: 26.5x19.25 in (67.30x48.90 cm)
Box size: 10x8x2 in (25x20x5 cm)
Designed in Brooklyn, NY | Printed, assembled, and packed in the USA.
Made with 100% recyclable materials