REDMILK MEETS SARA SHAKEEL'S WORD: THE ARTIST THAT'S CONQUERING INSTAGRAM.
Sara and is conquering the world of Instagram thanks to her original creativity. The Pakistani artist, born in Peshawar on 23 August 1989, is loved by the world of art because of her works: all of them are enriched with glitter powder, but also with rainbows, wings of butterflies, golden castings or beams of light that she adds to her collage called “truck art”. She “fill” the female stretch marks with glitter, positively capturing media and feminist attention. The art of collage comes to life through the light of bright crystals, dust of stars and rivers of flowers. In her works there are palaces, tears, clothes, cats and faces reinterpreted with iridescent textures and flashes with dreamy contours. The photographs surely make travel fantasy and imagination.
Does your land inspire your work in any way?
Well to be honest, pakistani people are quite trippy when it comes to art, if you google up our “truck art” you’ll see a very different form of collage art neons and flowers! so yeah the trippy factor is in our nation some don’t realise it while a few like me recognize our talent and receive love from all over the world.
Let’s talk about your famous stretch marks: in your opinion why do women want to hide them?
They are not even close to being ugly, its the media and the world around us that has labelled stretch marks a big NO! Which is sad to be honest, if we try to normalise them, buy showing the stripped lines and a little bump here and there i think no one would ever feel bad about it. I added glitter to them just so that the marks are highlighted and when the glitter falls off you still feel comfortable & embrace them with all your heart!
Glitter: tell me the first sensation about this word.
Glitter and diamonds! Well anything that adds the extra X factor is something i look for! the shine, the whole concept of light with prism effect and well COLORS! is what i go for! So if you look into my art, you’ll see a lot of glitter, crystals, rainbow and well to be honest anything that shines through! this is what i am famous for!
Photos courtesy of the artist