Beyond Rhetoric: Sha Sawari

18 June 2021 - 1 August 2021

Sha Sarwari is a multidisciplinary visual artist born in Afghanistan and living in Australia since the year 2000. His work is percolation of material investigation and form, within his work, he embeds multiple layers with the intent to create a visually poetic encounter. His work speaks of a place that exists between two worlds, longing and belonging, with a pointed reference to the political discourse around migration, identity, place, memory, nationhood and personal lived experience.

In his recent works, Sha draws inspiration from the visual aesthetic of Farsi scrip in particular ‘Nastaliq’ one of the main calligraphic hands used in writing the Farsi alphabets.

Sha is the recipient of 2020 Incinerator art award: Art for Social Change

Image credit: Shar Sawari, Untitled 2020, charcoal on marine waterproof plywood. Image credit: Louis Lim. 

Artist: Sha Sawari

Shar Sawari Untitled 2020 charcoal on marine waterproof plywood. Image credit Louis Lim