Shezad Dawood is a prominent London artist. Shezad exhibits internationally and works in a multi-disciplined practice. His Pakistani, Indian and British heritage is very evident within his works, with influences from both the East and West. A wide variety of mediums including sculpture, installation, film and 2D are continually employed within his work.
Shezad earned a PhD in Fine Art at Leeds Metropolitan in 2008 and in 2011 was one of only 5 winners of the coveted US$ 1 million Abraaj Capital Art Prize. His work has been exhibited at Whitechapel Gallery, Tate Modern, Paradise Row, ICA, Serpentine, Tate Britain and Saatchi Gallery to name a few.
Shezad Dawood has been using John Jones stretcher bars and canvas stretching services since 2009. His stretched vintage textiles are often suspended in galleries, exposing the reverse of the work. For this reason, we created a bespoke mahogany red to stain the deep stretchers to give the stretchers a more sculptural and aesthetic quality.
"I am a firm believer in precise details and finishes, so as soon as I was in the position to up the quality & specification of my stretchers, it was only natural to be in touch with John Jones." Shezad Dawood, 2011
The Jewels of Aptor, 2010, Paradise Row, London, installation view
Acrylic on Vintage Textile
150cm x 205cm
Copyright © 2010, Shezad Dawood
Bespoke Tulip Wood Stretchers,
¾” Beading and Staining