When the Painterly meets the Political: Shiraz Bayjoo and Denise Clarke

Denise Clarke, Arts Cabinet, June 7, 2019

"Mauritian born, London based Shiraz Bayjoo is a contemporary, multi-disciplinary artist whose research-led practice focuses on the interrogation of public and personal archives in order to challenge dominant narratives. Citing the words of Antonio Gramsci, ‘the starting point of critical elaboration is the consciousness of what one really is, and is ‘knowing thyself’ as a product of the historical processes to date, which has deposited in you an infinity of traces without leaving an inventory’, he explores the construction of personal and collective identities through multiple connections and perspectives."