Shemza Digital • A.S Estate

October 2020 ––

Interactive Painting App

In 1962, Anwar Shemza created the painting ‘One to Nine and One to Seven,’ inscribed on it in Urdu was the quote 


“One circle, one square, one problem, one life is not enough to solve it”. 


In shemza.digital Aphra Shemza & Stuart Batchelor use this as a starting point to continue Shemza’s exploration of minimal geometric aesthetics.


By creating a new online, interactive artwork, they ask the public to join them on this journey creating art that is free & accessible to all.


Through the painting app users can explore Anwar's aesthetic and theory in an interactive way - one that enables them to become artists themselves and to collaborate with Anwar to create something new.


Participant’s contributions are stored in an online archive and will be turned into generative light art installations in the future.


The project launched on 18th November at Shifting Ground online event curated by Aphra Shemza for National Gallery X. More info here.


shemza.digital is supported by Arts Council England.


Find out further ways to engage with the project here.