Seher Shah

Small Measures (12)

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Year 2023
Medium Charcoal, graphite dust and ink on cotton rag paper
Dimensions 21 x 29.7 cm
Nominated by Hammad Nasar

About the work

Small Measures is a suite of drawings that fall between architectural abstraction and music notations. They are studies of the incomplete line through the build up and erasure of graphite dust surfaces, and the application of ink and charcoal.

Dust is defined as matter which has altered or disintegrated. Fine particles suspended in the air through material change. The remains of something fragmented and absent, held in an incomplete state, not visible to our eyes. Dust is evoked as a material or state, connecting landscape to time.

Career Highlights

Recent exhibitions: The Weight of Air and Memory, Glasgow Print Studio, Glasgow, Scotland (2023); Seher Shah and Randhir Singh: Studies in Form, SCAD Museum of Art, Savannah, GA (2022); When Words Disappear into Trees, Green Art Gallery, Dubai, UAE (2021); Small World, Taipei Biennial, Taiwan (2023); In our Veins Flow Ink and Fire, Kochi-Muziris Biennale, Kochi, India (2022); and manifesto of fragility, 16th Lyon Biennale of Contemporary Art, Lyon, France (2022

Her works are included in collections at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; The Museum of Modern Art, New York; Centre Pompidou, Paris; Tate Modern, London amongst others.

← Massinissa Selmani

Cloud Study. Urbino, 25.05.2021

Tai Shani →

Astrolatrous Nucleus

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