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      Bina Shah

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      Bina Shah is a London based visual artist and her work is site-responsive and deep rooted in both urban and rural environments. Her approach to investigating ‘site’ often takes the form of two or three-dimensional artworks. Her imagery is not grounded in representation but rather of the essence of a site. She observes the impact that humans have on the environment and explores the traces they leave behind or may at times echo memories of a place evoking an emotional response, and the resulting image is often ambiguous, challenging perception of the viewer to find their own definition and narrative. Her work evolves as a result of experimenting with different materials and techniques, mixing mediums and methods which often becomes a dominant driver in her work leading to unexpected discoveries and an uncertain resonance to explore and develop further. She selects surfaces that allow her to use a more diverse range of materials, tools and techniques to create textures and reveal undertones. Through a process of continual layering, building, etching, abrasion and deconstruction, incorporating indigenous materials, a surface is established and the resulting image is often ambiguous, challenging perception of the viewer to find their own definition and narrative or may at times echo memories of a place evoking an emotional response, conveying a sense of contemplative abstract familiarity.

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