Born 1984 Jessore, Bangladesh
Lives and works in
Using both conventional and found materials, Ayesha Sultana works with drawing, painting and sculpture to investigate properties of form, space and colour. For several years, she has been creating graphite works that play with illusions of depth and rigidity, unsettling distinctions between two and three dimensions. Sultana creates objects that are delicately made by hand but have the appearance of something metallic and machine-made. These works recall minimalist sculpture and are meticulously rendered in tonal gradations of graphite, the paper carefully moulded to create alluring three-dimensional shapes. Her drawings are often informed by architecture and the natural environment, and are composed of repeated lines and patterns that suggest a meditative stillness.