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Shahzia Sikander

Shahzia Sikander / Pathology of Suspension #10 / 2005 / Ink and gouache on prepared paper / 77.5 x 51.5 in. / Sikkema Jenkins & Co.

Shahzia Sikander / Pathology of Suspension #10 / 2005 / Ink and gouache on prepared paper / 77.5 x 51.5 in. / Sikkema Jenkins & Co.

Shahzia Sikander / Dissonance to Detour / 2005 / STILL from digital animation / Sikkema Jenkins & Co.

Shahzia Sikander / Dissonance to Detour / 2005 / STILL from digital animation / Sikkema Jenkins & Co.

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I am a contemporary artist who grew up in Pakistan but my professional life has been outside of Pakistan from age 22. Though the early part of my career as an artist was established primarily in New York, I have been working on projects around the world in the last several years. I find the terminology and the referencing of work in terms of an east and west paradigm, simplistic and dated. It robs the work of all nuances in meaning. In fact these days the world is small and one should really consider work in terms of some sort of global context of ideas. Work I believe should stand on its own, irrespective of geography. I address the work primarily through the lens of an idea and a related project and there is no place where I could not work.

Shahzia Sikander

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1 Christopher Marquis { 02.05.12 at 7:55 am }

Shahzia is, truly, one of the most gifted artists I have ever had the pleasure of viewing work’s from. I am a practicing artist, I was away from my art for many years, due to circumstances in my life, I’ve since returned to art, and Shahzia has inspired so much in me. Her art crosses so many boundaries and tears down so many walls; this is what the greatest artists do. Thank you Shahzia, for sharing your gift, you have made a HUGE difference in the world, I hope I can visit one of your exhibitions soon.
Chris

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