THE ALCHEMY OF LOSSES

FABRIC AND ARTIST’S HAIR

12x16 in (framed)

$3600.00 | $90/month

Asma Sultana

Asma Sultana is a Bangladeshi born British freelance visual Artist, currently living and working in Canada. After obtaining a Bachelor in Drawing and Painting from Bangladesh, she was trained in Lon... don and Toronto in Fine Arts and History of Art. As a freelance artist, Asma has organized solo exhibitions and participated in many group exhibitions in Canada, England, India and Bangladesh. She uses the unique signature of her body to explore the identity in time and place. With the tip of her fingers, using her own hair and footprints, she imprints her emotions onto canvas, papers and fabrics to express the imitable chaos of her inner and outer world.

STATEMENT

This piece titled ‘Alchemy of Losses’ revolves around the nature of physical and emotional displacement and how the things that I have lost and been deprived of have shifted my perspectives in recreating my identity in the crucible of life. Alienation, exile, migration, emptiness and void left by the lost dreams and recurring nightmare of the past and the future are some of the ingredients in the alchemy to achieve my own process of chrysopoeia: transmutation of losses into my artistic expressions, my own philosopher’s stone. This piece expresses multilayered feelings and experiences representing decades of my life in and away from my homeland.

The moments we define as our life in a continuum of time become significant as we weave our love around the people we care for and the way we share our stories in the fabric of life. In all intents and purposes my art as well as my process is autobiographical in its nature. Like a migratory bird though I have crossed many geographical boundaries flying high with my dreams, yet like a kite, I also feel the tug of my root. In this relentless struggle, I seek my own identity.

This artwork is also available to Rent. Please contact Paulina Wiszowata to learn more or read the Art Sales & Rental About page for further details.

FLUFF

TUFTED EMBROIDERY ON FABRIC

8x10 in

$600.00 | $15/month

A FOREST FOR MARIA LIONZA

TUFTED AND HAND EMBROIDERY ON FABRIC

26x20 in

$6000.00 | $150/month

Suma

Suma (Susana Meza) (she/they) is a multidisciplinary artist from Venezuela who creates hand-crafted sculptures, textiles, drawings, and paintings that help the artist cope with the world around and ... inside.

Suma’s work is infused with intentional happiness and responds to their recovery journey and lived experience of addiction, mental health, mourning, migration, multicultural identity, and the ever-constant exploration of the inner light.

Suma works on their art practice and also serves as an arts facilitator, certified peer-support worker, and currently, is a Newcomer Artist Ambassador for MABELLEarts, board of directors of the North York Women Centre, a member of Workman Arts’ Member Advisory Committee, an XOXO Downsview Jury Member, and the founder of ReclaimedArts.ca.

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STATEMENT

Fluff: The first of a series of cats made with acrylic yarn and a tufting gun, Fluff was inspired by early cartoons from the 1920s and Summer colours, nature, and the unusual way cats see us.

A Forest for Maria Lionza: Maria Lionza is a sacred figure for many Venezuelans, the cult towards this mystical and mythical woman has fascinated me, and now, thousands of miles away from the mountain where her devotees gather, in my own and honest way I praise the protector of our flora and fauna

This artwork is also available to Rent. Please contact Paulina Wiszowata to learn more or read the Art Sales & Rental About page for further details.

SUPERMARKET

WATER-SOLUBLE OILS WITH HOUSE PAINT ON CANVAS

48x36 in

$1440.00 | $36/month

Robin Jones

Born:
Newmarket, Ontario, CANADA, 1978

Moved:
to TORONTO in 1997

Graduated:
O.C.A.D.U. in 2012 with a B.F.A. in drawing & painting...

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STATEMENT

Based on a series of photographs taken more than twenty years ago focusing on vegan foods in a thriving cultural mosaic, this painting is a snapshot in time of a place in Chinatown, Toronto, CANADA, between his school and Home.

The painting belongs to a large series of paintings based on markets where Fruits and vegetables and vegans food are available. The artist reworked the painting in 2021 and painted over the name of the street on the sign in the painting as it belongs to a series of names and public monuments celebrating slavery, misery, and death which do not belong in a city of different nationalities and peoples from all over the planet.

The road the Artist embarked upon to school also led to a giant institution named after another Slave-trader and tyrant. The names of these institutions and roads and monuments need to be changed and taken down immediately as the longer they stay the more pain is felt.

This artwork is also available to Rent. Please contact Paulina Wiszowata to learn more or read the Art Sales & Rental About page for further details.