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Life is not a race – Shahad Nazer

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With technology, a competitive workforce & the new belief system that places success, development and hierarchy above time for personal growth, when can we take a moment to ‘stop and smell the roses?’ Life is not a race emphasises this notion.

Drawing inspiration from the layout of quattrocento Madonna and Child paintings, Life is not a race depicts a female figure, in black and white, holding a declaration which reads ‘it’s ok to grow with the speed that suits you’. She is covered in luscious, vibrant flora and fauna, immersed in the beauty of nature, yet entirely still, poised and complete. What is joy today, and what is the meaning of life, if we are only living to move onto the next step? Life is not a race begs the question of other, and whether alternate forms (and speeds) of living may be more beneficial.

Shahad Nazer is a Saudi Arabian and Egyptian Artist who works primarily in collage. She is currently working as an artist and graphic designer and has been painting since she was 10 years old. Her work often explores topics such as female empowerment, the Middle East, and sustainability.

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:

34x24" / 86.4x61.0cm



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

Wrap: Black

Frame Type: Float Frame, 38mm Standard Stretcher Bar

Edge: 38mm


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.