Harnessing the intangible
A breathtaking tour of the first Indian solo of British artist Shirazeh Houshiary
How does an artist create the intangible? Through deliberation in her abstract works, Shirazeh Houshiary, the Iranian-born British artist nominated for the Turner prize in 1994, marks canvases repeatedly and relentlessly with words till the form, stripped of meaning, is rendered formless. The resulting works sit on the cusp of being there but only just, a presence that is dissolving even as it is made manifest.
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