11 x 14 inch digital print on watercolour paper
Edition of 10 (1 unframed available)
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.