Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Art: Seher Shah

Seher Shah, alumnus of LaGuardia High School and RISD, came to my attention as the Brooklyn Museum of Art acquired his Jihad Pop Progression #5, Interior Courtyard (2007), a few months ago.

Jihad Pop was a series that developed as he tried to justify his relationship with a non-muslim to his family in New York, New Delhi and Lahore. The visual memory of architecture and the architectural references found within his prints and drawings, courtyards and kaabas, serve to address cultural boundaries to a diasporic man.

A week or so later MOMA purchased Black Star (2007), a series of 12 giclee prints.
Seher is represented by the Bose Pacia gallery here in New York. Here are some other works:

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