Alisha Mir creates an environment where the uncanny is the reality of the world inside the drawings and the surfaces they lay upon. Interstitial hybrids are real and the images are stills from this dream-like state which appear ephemeral.
Mir’s work consists of acid etchings on steel; she has been interested in the ‘fantastic’ relating to the uncanny. An oscillation between what is there and what is created, she finds the in-between quite curious and so the world of human-animal hybrids play an important part in her work. She deliberately tampers with the surface so there is interference when viewing the pieces that rely on the light or lack thereof, this gives a lenticular holographic illusion to the work.
2014 – 2016 MA Fine Art, Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design
2011 - 2014 BA (Hons) Fine Art, Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design
2007 - 2010 The English College Dubai