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'A brush with... Haroon Mirza' - The Art Newspaper

8 February 2023

For the latest episode of The Art Newspaper's 'A brush with...' podcast, host Ben Luke sits down with Haroon Mirza for an in-depth interview with the artist on his cultural experiences and greatest influences, from Salvador Dalí to the Royal Academy's Sensation.

Mirza, born in London in 1977, creates installations using sound, light, objects and video. These complex and evolving experiences immerse the viewer in varied sensory phenomena while building fascinating connections between their materials, formally and in the meanings they produce.

Tune in to the episode as Mirza reflects on his early interest in Salvador Dalí’s sense of space and time; the impact of seeing the exhibition Sensation in 1997 at the Royal Academy in London; the relationship between science and science fiction; and the complex process of translating ideas from his head to a practical language. Mirza also offers insight into his studio life and daily rituals and answers the ultimate question: what is art for?

Find further information via The Art Newspaper.

Haroon Mirza: III, a solo exhibition of the artist, is on view in London 24 February – 8 April.

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