Portrait July 2019
Year: 2019
Medium: Black embroidery on black georgette cloth
Size: 39.37 X 39.37 Inches
Available: Yes

Artwork Description

Vahid’s body of works encompasses a variety of media, experimenting both with sculpture and
installation, photography and video art. Nevertheless, even while working with new media, Vahid’s
practice is deeply engaged with materials, or more accurately with the metamorphosis of materials:
casting wax, melting soap, chiseling residue of cement and weaving wool. Rather than documenting
processes which arrive at a formal conclusion, her videos sustain the flux into which she draws her
materials. The water constantly drips on the salt rock that she placed on a pile of papers.Vahid’s material
explorations are not destined to a formalistic end. In juxtaposition to her metamorphosed masses, she
experiments with calligraphy and text. This juxtaposition creates a strained relation between signifying
apparatuses and the brute presence of the substance. Whereas some of the texts hint to the meanings
of her processes, in other cases the procedure strips words of their indicative value.
By transforming signs to matter, the artist clears the way for endless possibilities of becoming.


About Artist

Meher Afroz Vahid has received her Masters of Fine Arts, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Shiv Nadar University, Greater Noida (2018), Diploma in sculpture, Sir J J School of Art Mumbai(2016). She has done several group shows at Splinters Studio, Baroda(2019), Kochi Muziris Bienale Students Show(2016-17), Futur Foundation Mumbai, Sir JJ School of Art(2015), to name a few and a Solo Show at Threshold Art Gallery, Delhi (2019). She has also attended a Residency at FuturFoundation, Rapperswil, Switzerland (2016 ). She has also been the recipient of Mayo Memorial Annual Exhibition Award(2016), Art & Design Annual Exhibition Award(2015), Merit Annual Exhibition Award(2014) and the Mayo Memorial Annual Exhibition Award (2013) at JJ School of Art, Mumbai.

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Portrait July 2019
  • Dimensions
    39.37 X 39.37 Inches