Soul Matters No 26 Shireen Kamran
- Pigments, acrylic on canvas
- 30 × 40 inches
76.2 × 101.6 cm
In this abstract composition by Montreal-based artist Shireen Kamran, colour and form create a dynamic painting. Umber, dove grey 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.