Rethinking the Ordinary
If you’ve ever cut out shapes from clouds, you will instantly get what Shahid Datawala’s ongoing photo show is about, says Tejal Pandey . A gentle sea-breeze, the only respite on a typically muggy mid-July afternoon, blows in through the balcony of artist-designer Shahid Datawala’s home.
The Hindu29 Jul 2017
Attend this Showcase of Uncanny Explorations at Colaba!
Creative minds always find some inspiration in the mundane daily life and make it interesting. To trigger the human mind, eminent Mumbai - based photographer, Shahid Datawala brings to you two series of his work where he explores amusement in everyday objects. TARQ, a Colaba art gallery is presenting Shahid Datawala’s intriguing photo series from this season till 5th August 2017.
City Shor05 Jul 2017
Heart to Art – Celebrating Perspective and Imagination
What is art? Our annual art issue looks at answering this question by bringing together an inspiring group of artists, collectors, curators and pioneering gallerists. Keeping perspectives, symbolism, and compositions in mind, we timed the launch of this edition with the opening of Shahid Datawala’s latest show — Remains of the day.
Verve10 Jul 2017
Half Naked Nude: An Indian artist seeks sensuality in debris on the beach and in household objects
It was an overcast day at the beach near Vaitarna, Thane, and artist-photographer Shahid Datawala had ventured out for a walk with his friend Joy Datta. At the beach, Datawala and Datta were surrounded by the washed up debris of discarded things, caught in sand that was choked by a recent oil-spill. Instead of garbage, Datawala says he saw intriguing shapes and sensuous forms.
Scroll03 Jul 2017
Shahid Datawala’s photos see the creative in the mundane
It looks like a photograph of a woman dressed in poufy purple gown and a hat. She is tilted oddly and has no face. Some part of her torso is missing too. Take a closer look. Could she be sinking into quicksand, suffocating underneath?
Hindustan Times04 Jul 2017