Aqsah Shah

Organization Details

M4K 2C3

https://www.instagram.com/aqsah/
Email: aqsahshah@gmail.com


About

I am a Visual Artist based in Toronto actively looking for opportunities to build my network and contribute positively in the community. I hold a Bachelor in Fine Arts (BFA) degree My work takes inspiration from the impact of dreams on human reality and vice versa. The unification between the dreamscape and real life in my work is shown predominantly through subaquatic symbols and void-like imagery. My work allows me an imaginative outlook on everyday objects or scenarios and invites viewers to be able to glimpse an inconceivable perspective to something otherwise regular. My art practice involves superimposing uncanny images onto ordinary settings, creating a dream-like, surreal outcome. I like to place emphasis on the female body, pertaining to my own experiences with things like birth and miscarriage, and what they mean to me, and what else they might mean to someone else. I feel like even the smallest of differences between our experiences with life shape the way we perceive certain realities, and as a result create who we continue to become, which is why I like to pull out random images from my memory and include them in my work in a way that it might mean something else to someone else. I’m often moving between splashes of bright and dull colours in order to offer a contrast between the different realities, as well as to highlight the sense of absurdity in my work

Thoughts About Art and Community

My work aims to erase the mental boundaries that each individual possess and to make their perception come together at a single foundational platform. This sparks relatability and discussions among the crowd. I truly want to bring people together through my art and my work has helped a lot in this regard. From intricate drawings to flowing colors, I actually have inspired people to pick up art either as a hobby or even professionally. I strive to create a wave of passion and enthusiasm for fine arts through my work and my aim is to involve as many communities as I can so they can also see experience this wonderful activity.

Activities

As an individual artist, I can offer mentorship and assistance to anyone who wants to start out in visual arts or wants to enhance their skills.