Self Portrait

Persaud, Sharif
Placing himself at the centre of his work, Sharif Persaud explores identity through his experience of contemporary life and autism. His practice spans video, photography, drawing, painting and printing, and he is a part of a collective of neurodiverse artists and activists at Project Art Works. The subjects of Persaud’s artworks reflect his eclectic interests – a gangrenous foot, a portrait of the cast of the TV drama Casualty, a diagram of his dreams and nightmares – as well as self-portraits in a range of media. A theme that emerges in his work is that of the persona, the social ‘mask’ that we all adopt when we present ourselves to the world. From the artist’s idiosyncratic perspective, we see the different forces that have impacted him in the past and how these shape his thinking about the future.
  • Artwork Details: 169 x 119cm
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  • Material description: Acrylic on paper
  • Credit line: © the artist. Image courtesy of the artist and Project Art Works
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  • Medium: Painting
  • Accession number: ACC29/2021



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