Sunday, 19 October 2008

Sumi Perera

Sumi Perera’s artist's books (SuperPress) are an amalgam of influences of her work in the East (Sri Lanka, her native country), and the West (the United Kingdom, her adoptive country) as a doctor, scientist and artist. Slight variations on the theme are used to generate 'unique multiples', whilst blurring boundaries between the artist/artisan, orient/occident and the past and present. Process is as important as the ‘finished’ article, often instructing the viewer/reader to intervene allowing editorial control to be shared. Her work has won several international awards and is held in many private and public collections including the Victoria & Albert Museum and the Tate.

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