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Adeela Suleman

born 1970, Karachi; lives and works in Karachi

Feroza (Turquoise)
2005, reproduced in 2008
Cooking utensil, spoons, jar, powder coating & enamel paint; inside padded with foam & cloth
H. 18 x W. 10 x D. 10 in. (48.3 x 25.4 x 25.4 cm)
Collection of the artist
Photograph by Artists Documentation, courtesy of the artist


H. 20 x W. 16 in. (50.8 x 40.6 cm)
Collection of the artist
Image courtesy of Sohail Zuberi


Form can be vague and contain immeasurable meanings. It is found objects that fascinate and motivate me. How one can change their meaning and form by simply putting them in a different context. How careful placement of these mundane objects can bring them into the realm of art. The everyday object, through its multiplication and assembly, becomes the delegate of a new, stimulating inner vision.

It’s always interesting for me to explore the possibilities that a material carries in its nature. For me, it’s like drawing with the material. Sometimes I have a form in my mind and sometimes the form develops during my interaction with the material, but in each case the decision of where it will stop is completely personal. The form that emerges out of my personal interaction with the material suggests multiple interpretations.

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