Using Word docs as a medium, Shaheer creates intricate textile-like patterns that resemble Afghan carpets. In this episode we’ll be talking about how this practice began, how his Afghan heritage informs his practice and the ways he is keeping motivated and inspired while we experience life in isolation. 

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Or visit his website: shaheerzazai.com

#RemoteArtTalks: S1 E1: Shaheer Zazai
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Shaheer Zazai is a Toronto-based Afghan-Canadian artist with a current studio practice both in painting and digital media. His practice focuses on exploring and attempting to investigate the development of cultural identity in the present geopolitical climate and diaspora.

Remote Art Talks is a special web series produced by Toronto-based art blog and directory @artifiernet in partnership with @partial.gallery.

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Featured Artwork

Shaheer Zazai. Untitled – Carpet 6 / 2017. Digital Print on Watercolour Paper. Produced in Microsoft Word

Shaheer Zazai. MFPTN1 / 2019. Digital Print on Watercolour Paper. Produced in Microsoft Word

Shaheer Zazai. Figure for a Prospect / 2018. Acrylic on Panel

Shaheer Zazai. Real Surreal Unnatural Sky / 2018. Acrylic on Panel

Shaheer Zazai. David for Goliath / 2017. Acrylic on Panel

In conversation with:

Carla Rojas
Founder, Artifier