Aza Shade - Aza Shadenova (b. 1989) Aza is a multidisciplinary artist based in London. Her ethnic nationality is Kazakh, born in 1989 in Uzbekistan, raised in Kyrgyzstan and moved to London in 2006. Graduated from Central Saint Martins BA Graphics in Moving Image.
The majority of Aza's work is based around a dark humour and absurdism involved in dysfunctional childhoods, mental disorders, and poverty. Clearly speaking her work visualization of the lack of rational thinking and logical perception of life. She believes that uncontrollable elements are the keys to free creativity, freedom allows choosing the form, and immersion in the form of lies is the key to reality. Her inspiration comes from 20's - 40's avant-garde, and the phenomenon called "Theatre of the Absurd". She uses absurdity as a way of styling and the goal of it is to deliberately lead to an idea, in which Aza's contemporaries will not notice the "quot-ideological trick”, nothing that would contradict common sense. Her work often centers on people with communication problems. The objective of her work is to obtain the feeling of sensational precision in an artistic and object abstraction. Aza thinks that people will miscomprehend the video/photo or painting work if they start to dissect its metaphors or attempt to understand the artist’s logic. "Sometimes I'm more interested with the emotional elements of my work as apposed to its literal implications and understanding" - Aza Shade