Soul Matters No 24

More Works By Shireen Kamran Mixed Media on Panel 2019
30 × 30 in 76.2 × 76.2 cm

About Soul Matters No 24

In this abstract composition by Montreal-based artist Shireen Kamran, colour and form create a dynamic painting. Blocks of ochre, steel blue and white colours are punctuated by black calligraphic markings. Kamran’s work—in form and colour is influenced by the paintings of fabled abstract artists such as De Kooning and Picasso. Kamran’s work also honours her Pakistani heritage and often references a form of Islamic mysticism called Sufi. One of a series.
“I am very inspired by Sufi culture, a constant thread in my work, this concept of Sufi philosophy, reading Rumi etc. I don’t paint in the traditional way–it's how I express it on canvas.” Shireen Kamran
She received a BSc. degree from the University of Peshawar, Pakistan and a BFA from Concordia University, Montreal. Her work is held in private collections in Canada and abroad.
Read about Shireen Kamran’s identity of abstraction in the artist expressing herself via colour and formlessness "A Silent Devotion" by Aasim Akhtar.