The Aftermath by Batool Showghi

The Aftermath by Batool Showghi

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Medium: Mixed media on canvas: Acrylic paints, oil crayons, textiles, paper and stitching.
Dimensions: 25 x 31 cm x 1.5 cm
Price: £250

What is the by-product of wars and climate change on vulnerable people?
Occasionally from the comfort of our houses we watch on TV people being uprooted from their own homes and familiar environment because of wars and climate disasters. The after effects of these on humans is enormous.
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Batool will exhibit in Studio 7 during the Harrow Open Studios event. Click here to find out more.

About Batool

Batool Showghi was born in Iran and moved to England in 1985. Batool received a merit for her MA in Design & Media Arts from the University of Westminster in 1997 just after finishing her BA honours. In 2001 she received a Certificate of Education from the University of Westminster. While continuing her art practice, she taught at Harrow College from 1998 until 2015 as a part time lecturer. Since then she has dedicated her time to her art and exhibiting her work in both solo and group exhibitions in England and abroad.

Batool’s artwork is concerned with her cultural heritage, memory, identity, loss and also disintegration of the family and the experience of dis-placement.

Batool’s artist’s books can be found at: The Tate Britain, British Library, The Royal Navy Museum in Portsmouth, the Museum of Art and Literature, Yerevan, Armenia, Middlesex University, Thames Valley and Canterbury University, and in many private collections.

Batool tries to refer and recapture aspects of her former life, telling of loss and the struggle to maintain identity and cultural practices. In her artworks she addresses the boundaries and restrictions imposed on women in her homeland as well as reflecting on the theme of turbulence, immigration, disintegration of the family and the experience of displacement.

In her concertina artist’s books her drawings and imagery are digitally manipulated and the pages are stitched to one another to create a narrative. She often uses birth certificates or passports documents and uses textiles and a sewing machine furthermore as a drawing tool, to bring the characters to life.

Watch this video to learn more about Batool’s practice


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