Bina Shah

Born in Kenya. Bina is a multi-disciplinary contemporary artist based in London. Her background in illustration can still influence much of her work.

She translates her endless source of inspiration from natural and urban environments.  Through its textures, colour, patterns in the sequences of seasons, often focusing on small details.

Employing a close relationship with mediums. Using cold wax painting techniques, printmaking, ceramics and mixing materials and methods which become a dominant driver in her work. Prefering hard surfaces, which allow her to use a more diverse range of materials, tools and techniques.  To create layers, textures and reveal undertones.  Her work evolves as a result of experimenting with different materials and techniques.

This leads to unexpected discoveries and an uncertain resonance to explore and develop further. She often incorporates indigenous materials like peat ash, slate dust, soot etc.  Through a process of continual layering, etching, abrasion and deconstruction a surface is established.

The resulting image is often ambiguous.  Challenging the perception of the viewer to find their own definition and narrative.  Which may at times echo memories of a place evoking an emotional response.

Her work conveys a sense of contemplative abstract familiarity.

  1. Aug 12, 2019 9:29 pm

    Love this work!