11 x 14 inch digital print on watercolour paper

Edition of 10 (1 unframed available)



Artist Statement: 


Shaheer Zazai’s digital works revolve around imagery drawn from traditional Afghan carpets that are rendered in Microsoft Word. Through mimicking carpet-making methods, Zazai creates his own designs in which every knot of carpet is translated into a typed character. While the digital is process-based and exploratory, Zazai’s works are also an internal investigation into vulnerability and fear.




Shaheer Zazai is a Toronto-based Afghan-Canadian artist with a current studio practice in both painting and digital media. His practice focuses on exploring and attempting to investigate the development of cultural identity in present-day geopolitical climates and in the diaspora.

Shaheer Zazai, 1114.2, 2018