I decided to include a performative aspect to my work for the exhibition, instead of showing a partially completed painting or a photograph I decided to give people a look at the process and technique involved in creating such a piece of work; by constructing a studio setting within the gallery. I will be painting during the exhibition in hopes to bring the painting to life a little and try something I’ve never done before. Usually as I paint I get slightly uncomfortable once I realise I’m being watched so I will be dealing with the gaze not only set upon my painted image but also myself as I paint it.

– Azraa Motala