I integrate painting, found objects, text, dance and sound to create installations that link my personal history to lesser-known history; I am currently working on a project about maids in the United States as I was a maid as an art student
My recent work utilizes digital photograhphy, paint and other media to build up and rework the surface in a naive almost childlike way. The immediacy of the photograhphy, captures a close-up moment, inspiring colors, textures, forms.
Shakher showcases spectacular works which are large yet delicate and sensitive with a sensual aggression of stroke. Her artworks are so large and detailed, you will feel you are an integral part of them. Shakher is a narrative figure painte
From the New York Times:
"Peter J. Ketchum knows how to get the viewer's
attention. Shown widely around the country, his
pictures commingle colors, situations,
commentary and mediums in a manner that is
provocative, funny and to the point."