Local artist Samaira Ali paints the ArtShed on The Piazza to celebrate Autumn Arts Festival in Wimbledon and the launch of Merton Arts Trail!
A bit about Samaira…
Samaira was born in Copenhagen, Denmark and is of Pakistani heritage. She studied Italian and History of Art at Copenhagen University and has lived in London since 2011.
About the Shed artwork…
“With the benefit of an intercultural background, I have defined ways in which to combine different styles of art, creating new aesthetics, as well as forms of expression that lead the viewer to reflect and consider art in new and diverse ways. I constantly seek to expand my understanding of art in ways that go beyond just the aesthetic aspect and in my art, I strive to create works that invite dialogue and reflection.
The paintings on exhibition represent a juxtaposition of calligraphy and Western aesthetics, in an effort to challenge the audience’s understanding of artistic and cultural categorisation, thereby introducing new ways of appreciating intercultural art.”
The ArtShed is part of Love Wimbledon’s Autumn Arts Festival, celebrating the Arts and Culture here in Wimbledon.Find out more about Autumn Arts here.