Shazia Imran

Artwork title
Resilience and the divine connections
Artwork Media
Mixed media on canvas and wood panel
Artist Biography
Australian artist and sculptor, Shazia Imran is best known for her expressive mixed media pieces. She has won many international awards including Lorenzo il Magnifico Award at the Florence Biennale 2015, Applied Arts Award at the London Biennale 2017, ‘Most collectible Artist’ Award at Shenzhen City Art Fair and multiple awards in Australia.

Her work has been exhibited internationally and hangs in public and private collections in Australia, USA, UK, Hong Kong, Thailand, China and Singapore.

Shazia draws her inspiration from her travels, exploring the infinite expressiveness of her subjects through mixed media. Her delicately multi-layered paintings explore the connections between landscape, memory and the subconscious through texture and the interplay of light and dark creating an atmosphere that opens itself up to multiple meanings.

Use of colour, shape, texture and light defines her style in capturing the personality and emotions of the subject.

Her recent body of work is based on the mandala – representing the wholeness and unity of mankind. Representing the universe itself, the mandala is both microcosm and macrocosm and we all are part of it.

In an evermore interconnected world, deepening ideological divides are causing a rift in the human experience and creating a ‘us vs. them’ scenario that inhibits people’s ability to empathetically relate to each other. The inherent capacity of art to transcend linguistic and cultural borders provides an amazing opportunity to create mutual emotional and sensory experiences that can break these boundaries and unite audiences behind a core message of shared global existence.

In her artwork, the varying cultural sensibilities and contextual realities showcases how despite all our differences the core human values across the world are the same.
Nation of origin
Australia
Exhibition or Biennale Edition
2018