Enas Satir is a Sudanese Illustrator and Ceramic Artist who recently moved to Toronto. Her work is political and is often about Blackness, Africanism, and feminism. Most of my work is inspired by the beauty and complexity of Sudan. Enas thinks her work is about having an opinion and not always falling behind what is "nice" and "approachable". Having a strong point of view encourages conversation, discussion and more people stepping in to voice their own opinions and thoughts through art or through living their lives in a way that reflects their values. Her illustrations are often in ink and watercolor. Enas also frequently works with digital art and ceramics, as well as experiments with weaving and crafts; she enjoys mixing several mediums together to see what she can do with them. Her process involves creating the concept of the project, then choosing the medium.
When we asked Enas "What does it mean for you to be an artist during these challenging times? Has the meaning of that word as it applies to you and your work shifted?", she replied,
" In all honesty, I’ve always struggled with the word ‘Artist’ to define myself and what I do.. My creative work is usually a response to what I go through as a
person, and everything that comes with it: the vulnerability, the questioning and not having answers. It also reflects all the opinions that I have (of which I have too many) or the stories I would like to share. All of this doesn’t usually come from a comfortable place, it comes from challenging times, just like these. The current circumstances are yet another thing to try to make sense of, either personally or through what I do."
Visit her website at www.enassatir.com and follow her Instagram art @enas.satir
Pictured above: Photo of the artist Enas Satir
Picuted above: photograph of black and white ceramic mugs and bowls Enas created and painted with faces.
Pictured above: a black, white and red illustration with a bowl in the middle. Writing on the bowl reads "Racism with different seasonings". There are spice bottles pouring spices into the bowl. They read from left to right "North African Racism", "Middle Eastern", "Colourism" and "Asian".
Pictured above: a black and white illustration of a nude woman against a dark background. The text reads "The Sexualization of Black Women".