ANEESA SHAMI

My practice is driven by a love for repetitive mark-making. Multiple strands of yarn, strips of felt, torn magazine pages, or pen strokes build depth and density in each piece. Layers of material and process combine to lend the impression that there is more than what the eye sees. The overall composition relies on color and texture to interact, a material-based lexicon that allows the viewer to navigate my work.  

Each piece speaks to a larger understanding that we are all fundamentally human. I try to utilize universal themes that most people can connect to: referencing the sublime, world mythologies and an otherworldly sense of the human conscious and subconscious. I want to connect with others on a visceral level through the use of formal elements: movement, color, and form. I hope my work evokes a larger understanding that we are all human and we are all connected.