Acclaimed Iranian installation artist and sculptor Shirazeh Houshiary was recently in Singapore to work on her residency at the Singapore Tyler Print Institute (STPI). The Artling had the chance to find out a bit more about her experience at STPI and the artist's practice.
I enjoyed the residency and feel we created a new body of works, produced after much experimentation. The residency such as STPI’s program can offer time and space and resources to develop challenging and experimental works.
I have managed to incorporate both installation and sculptural discipline into print making, and with the help of everyone at STPI we pushed the boundaries of how we could use paper and the process of printing. You will see the results in March 2016 at my show at STPI gallery.
Typically my works are multi layered relating to human perception and all its processes. As a result my interest can encompass all human knowledge and feelings.
The origin of words and language were passed through by oral tradition. So words have sound. Yet once words became visual, words lose their vibration and sound. By distorting the visual dimension of the words I hope to reawaken these vibrations and sounds.
I can plan the structure of the artwork yet by spending time with that work one is able to perceive many more depths which otherwise would remain unknown.
I am working on new glass sculptures and progressing new bodies of paintings and planning a new video for all my forthcoming exhibitions.
All images courtesy of the artist & STPI
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