#12 faces 12 spaces, set of works in a series of Duo Collaborative Artworks produced by two artists, Shireen Ikramullah Khan and Anjum Alix Noon, recently at Full Circle Gallery; a hub of cultural and artistic expression and engagement. Full circle proudly presents works produced by masters, as well as emerging artists.
#12faces12spaces is the second set of works in a series of Duo Collaborative Artworks produced by two artists, Shireen Ikramullah Khan and Anjum Alix Noon. Their work is a development of investigating Duo Art - the work process - the thinking -the research - the Duality vs the Individuality and stumbling onto the differences between the set of artworks they produce.
The first exhibition Hazy Opposition/Silent Resilience –15th Dec 2016 the artists produced 15 artworks whereby both painted and worked on the same canvases. The paintings were developed along a process of exchanging the canvases. This became a journey of recognizing the importance of cooperation and the need to understanding each artist’s point of view deafening the primal screams of ones EGO.
The second exhibition is an engaged-exchange and a visual dialogue merged on a single surface devised by the exchange of six digitalized personal artworks each making it in total 12 art pieces, with a conscience effort of maintaining their individuality. They have produced 12 pieces for the exhibition referred as #12faces12spaces. The artists both worked independently incorporating into their personal endeavor the exchanged digitalized artworks.
While the lone wolf artist has long been romanticized for his or her singular artistry, the collaborative duo has many times over, altered the shape of art. Creativity is nurtured and thwarted when two artists team up. Between Anjum and Shireen, it is a physical conversation happening in paint instead of words. Simple chitchat, insightful fulfillments and a profound realization of working together in harmony, respecting each other’s space and originality was part of the process.