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AYESHA SULTANA OPENS HER FIRST SOLO SHOW IN INDIA

The Samdani Art Award winner for the year 2014, Ayesha Sultana is a young artist from Bangladesh who started her career in 2007. As a part of the award she will be going to Delfina foundation for a three-month residency. Ayesha received her post graduation diploma in Arts Education from Beacon house National University, Lahore in the year 2008. Ayesha’s practice comprises of the ‘visual’ in the form of drawing, painting, object and sound. It is an investigative process of using materials that goes in the making of the work, adding its own layered meanings through the approach or nature of the materials used. Ayesha’s surroundings, music and literature are her main source of inspiration.

The Samdani Art Award winner for the year 2014, Ayesha Sultana is a young artist from Bangladesh who started her career in 2007. As a part of the award she will be going to Delfina foundation for a three-month residency. Ayesha received her post graduation diploma in Arts Education from Beacon house National University, Lahore in the year 2008.

Ayesha’s practice comprises of the ‘visual’ in the form of drawing, painting, object and sound. It is an investigative process of using materials that goes in the making of the work, adding its own layered meanings through the approach or nature of the materials used. Ayesha’s surroundings, music and literature are her main source of inspiration.

Ayesha Sultana currently has her first solo titled, ‘Outside the field of view’ ongoing in the Experimenter Art Gallery, Kolkata. Ayesha loves to work with different mediums. This show is a drawing based exhibition where in, she has mainly worked with graphite and a series of photographs. In one of her works she has also used the act of photocopying by taking the copies of the same photograph multiple times and creating an artwork out of it. The series of photographs are an interesting mix of owned and found images. She has given them a new visual meaning by the act of scratching and layering. Her graphite drawings are one of the most fascinating and desired art forms. They look like different geometrical figures of different shapes and size merged together into one. The shadows and the shades makes them look like real objects rather than a mere drawing. The exhibition continues till June 26, 2014.

She is a member of the Dhaka based artist run organization, Britto Arts Trust.