Let's meet an artist!
Abbas Zahedi is an artist who grew up in Shepherds Bush, West London. He works with sound, installation and performance art. Abbas maps spaces and captures feelings through his artwork. He invites us to think about the memories of places or buildings, and different things we feel when entering a space.
Together with students from St Stephen’s Primary, Abbas explored his studio space and shared some of his journey to becoming an artist. The students had lots of questions, such as:
SS: When did you make your first art?
AZ: That was maybe ten-twelve years ago, I used to sit around with my friends in the fish and chip shop and talk about art and philosophy, and that kind of became an artwork – a sort of performance, a social project, conversational art.
SS: What inspired you to be an artist?
AZ: I actually didn’t know I was an artist... someone else who was already an artist, they told me what I was doing was art.
Can you think of any questions you'd like to ask Abbas? Or any places that you'd like to make artwork in?