Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Shahzia Sikander is an artist from Pakistan with a unique style. She creates animations that utilize traditional Indian and Persian miniature painting styles. The style is not used by many people in the world. Sikander uses this style from small drawings to room-scale painting installations and to animated videos. Ian Berry the director of the Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery supports her by saying, "Shahzia mixes history, personal feelings and experiences, and very contemporary art making-firing on all cylinders at the same time-in her masterfully crafted works". Her artwork is now world-wide and people are recognizing the traditional artwork. The Pakistani culture is very proud of her work and hopes that others will embrace it like she has.