Shezad Dawood

Piercing Brightness

Piercing Brightness is the first major monograph on the work of British artist Shezad Dawood. For a number of years, Dawood has developed a unique, discursive and collaborative approach to making art through a practice that incorporates light sculpture, textile painting and film.

Known for his tumbleweeds – ironic sculptural fusions of Islamic and contemporary culture, Dawood gained international acclaim for Feature, a 'zombie Western' set in the English countryside.

Concentrating on the artist's engagement with film and particularly his science fiction feature Piercing Brightness, this publication features images of past exhibitions, projects and individual works.

Contrary to the classic catalogue raisonné structure of artists' monographs, this publication functions as a meta-text, highlighting recurrent ideas and themes in Dawood's practice.

Published on the occasion of the exhibition Shezad Dawood: Piercing Brightness, touring the UK in 2011–12 to Harris Museum and Art Gallery, Preston; Modern Art Oxford; and Newlyn Art Gallery.

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  • Artists Shezad Dawood
  • Authors Mark Bartlett, Shumon Basar, Jean Fisher, Mathew G. Gregory, Abdellah Karroum, Ghalya Saadawi, Elaine Speight & Charles Quick, Michael Stanley, Sam Thorne
  • Editors Gerrie van Noord
  • Publisher Walther Koenig
  • ISBN 9783863351465
  • Format hardback
  • Pages 160
  • Illustrations 103 colour, 60 b&w illustrations
  • Dimensions 270mm x 170mm
  • Weight 790g
  • Publication Date 12 Jun 2012

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