Alli Sharma


Alli Sharma is drawn to vulgar domestic ornaments remembered from her own childhood. She paints these inconsequential objects with such emphasis on the materiality of the surface that they are transformed into substantial painterly icons. For Bad Animals she has turned her gaze to urban creatures who discreetly share our domestic space. Her series of bat paintings examine the cultural demonisation of a harmless animal that is often irrationally feared.  

Sharma has a BA Fine Art from Central St Martins School of Art (2007). Recent shows include Awopbopaloobop, Transition Gallery, London (2008); Un-still Life, The Apartment Gallery, London and The Painting Room, Transition Gallery, London (2008).