May to june 2017
Through sound, drawing, object, painting and photography, Jessore born and Dhaka based artist Ayesha Sultana is interested in the poetics of space and the relationship between material and process in notions of making. Within the context of drawing, her recent body of work is an investigation into the rudiments of form through architectural constructions, often derivative of the landscape. Counter tendencies of movement and stability are also evident as an attempt to generate emptiness by filling up the surface. Through other elemental gestures and implications of plotting, measuring and erasure, merging and filling in, Sultana makes whole, an otherwise fractured image. During her residency at Bellas Artes Projects in Bataan, Sultana extended her practice in the screen-printing and tile making workshops and will speak to this new body of work in progress.