“A Few Views” by Artist Sheida Shekarian
Born and raised in Iran, Toronto-based artist Sheida Shekarian is drawn to our shared experiences and what it means to be human. Whereas she has labored on photoshoots, in graphic design, and admires quite a lot of inventive fields, Sheida all the time returns to illustration. Her narrative-based visuals incorporate a way of humour and deep appreciation for the complexity of our lives as social creatures craving to be understood by each other. Her e book opens with a quote from Dr. Gabor Maté — “There isn’t a closeness that may surpass the sense of feeling identified and nonetheless being preferred, accepted, welcomed, invited to exist” — an announcement which encompasses the intention behind her photographs:
“Each bit is an invite to recollect moments spent within the presence of others. Most of my fondest reminiscences have inside them, each within the foreground and background, the presence of buddies, classmates, household and even strangers. That heat feeling of being surrounded by others, generally being cherished and at finest occasions being seen, is the place during which every picture will get created from.”
“A Few Views” was chosen as one of many winners of our 2022 Artwork & Picture E book Award. With help from Artmobile, we helped Sheida flip a choice of her work right into a e book! If you’d like the chance to publish a e book of your personal, right this moment is the final day to use for the 2023 Artwork & Picture E book Award! Extra photographs from “A Few Views” under.