A pop-art inspired close-up of a female astronaut floating in a cartoon comic space in smooth digital lines, through her transfixed gaze, leads ours to the reflection of two men cycling along a street. The woman’s distance, restriction and anxious mien contrasts with the men’s simple freedom, mobility and blithe indifference. Is she a superhero, sent to protect and shield humanity from its perilous path, or is she trapped, unable to reach her destination? While occupying the highly respected role of astronaut, she is nevertheless shackled and stymied, her body bound in a cumbersome suit and glass helmet. The question is evoked as to whether, given the chance to start afresh, on a new planet or galaxy, our insidious inequalities between genders, would haunt us wherever we were to land.
Tanya Shamil is a 17-year-old artist and filmmaker, based in Oman. She began depicting Middle Eastern culture through her creative practice using “Arabemoji” the app she launched in 2016. She creates artworks for social commentary in order to spark reflection and dialogue surrounding certain topics that have too long been considered taboo. Her work is deeply embedded in community and self-discovery and is committed to bridging generational, gender and cultural divides.
Each artwork is made available in one size only that is specifically chosen by our in-house art curators based on the most ideal dimensions for the artistic creation on display.
The current artworks' size is:
Comes in our framed canvas which is a 38mm stretched canvas within a traditional picture frame. The simple addition of a high quality wooden picture frame creates a completely new form of wall art; quite distinct to any other form and is sure to create a timeless piece on your wall.
The thin frame sits approximately 5mm from the edge of the canvas helping create a floating border.
Substrate Weight: 400gsm
Frame Colour: Black
Paper Type: Fine Art Canvas
Glaze: Gloss Varnish
Frame Type: Float Frame, 38mm Standard Stretcher Bar
Shipped assembled & ready to hang.
Please allow 9-12 days for your order to arrive.
In order to understand why the shipping time may seem long, let us explain our process.
We only sell exclusive, limited edition and hand selected artworks which are developed, printed and framed on a floating canvas paper to a professional standard. We spare no expense in the crafting of artworks so that they are high-quality, archival grade timeless editions to a collection of any size. Our printing supply chain works with world-renowned museums all around the world.
For more information on our printing process, read our Quality page.
We offer a 110% guarantee on all our artworks. If you are not satisfied with your purchased artwork, we will refund you the full amount and pay for the return shipping then give you 10% of the purchase amount extra.
That is how confident we are with the quality of our products. For more information, see our Guarantee pledge.