Inspired by simplicity : British artist Shahida Ahmed – in conversation


Art Radar catches up with Shahida Ahmed to find out more about how her work transcends cultures, faiths and race.

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Splendid imperfection: Dutch artist Bouke de Vries and Chinese porcelain – in conversation


Dutch artist Bouke de Vrie’s solo show at Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery in London shines a light on the illustrious history of ceramics in China with a decidedly contemporary twist.

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Knot alone: the “Imaginary Friends” of Afghanistan’s Jeanno Gaussi – artist profile


A marriage of found objects and 13th century knotting technique populate Jeanno Gaussi’s labour-intensive series “Imaginary Friends”.

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Spice girl: Indian artist K. Benitha Perciyal – in conversation


Indian artist K. Benitha Perciyal uses spices, found materials and incense to create thought-provoking and intensely personal installations.

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Vulgarity and the sacred: Japan’s ceramic artist Katsuyo Aoki – artist profile


A sense of romance and reverence in contemporary ceramist Katsuyo Aoki’s ethereal masterpieces.

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Plunging further to reveal the truth: Bangladeshi Mustafa Zaman – artist profile


Bangladeshi Mustafa Zaman employs found images to lay bare the simultaneity of creation and destruction.

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Threads of resistance: India’s Shelly Jyoti – artist profile


India’s struggle for freedom inspires Shelly Jyoti with a series echoing the history of rural farmers and Gandhian principles.

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