Batool Showghi’s art fuels powerful story telling, artworks touched by resilience with a poetic artistic style. Her art reflects the notions of memory, identity, cultural heritage, migration and displacement.
Born in Iran, based since 1985 in England, the artist holds an MA in Design & Media Arts from the University of Westminster, a BA honours from the London Guildhall University, and has taught art as a part time lecturer at Harrow College until 2015.
A multidisciplinary artist who works with photography, digital manipulation, illustration, painting, fabric, all coming through either in the form of single images, artist’s books, artworks in boxes, installations, and stitched fabric. Transforming documents, portraits, everyday objects with calligraphy, patterns, colour and stitches, layers of emotive artworks develop.
Artworks based on Immigrant’s displacement, where the artist uses textile and stitching on birth certificates or passport documents with Farsi inscription conveying the thoughts, hopes and despair of each immigrant. Other works evoke personal memories, family and sentiments.
Intricate artworks by Batool Showghi, beautifully interwoven across time, capture or stitch, moments in art to reflect and pause on.
Batool Showghi's work has been acquired by Tate Britain, The British Library, Middlesex University, Canterbury University and many more, and can be seen at Jaggedart Gallery.
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