Mohd Syeed Teeli
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Mohd Syeed Teeli is Kashmir and Bengal based artist. Working on many concepts and concerns through different mediums and forms of everyday life of being Kashmiri artist. Where my position as artist is among those who are struggling to express and are inquest of language to stand as politically Kashmiri artist. As my art works in my bachelor’s degree in Kashmir were ranging from different experiments to thematic and concepts. As I am experimenting with woodcuts paintings, performance, writing, activism etc. Prior to this I am currently master student of Visva Bharati University - kala Bhawan. I think art is my political, psychological and social tool that holds a bigger responsibility to stand in front rather than taking back flight. As Kashmir is conflict zone so art is like grass which grows itself. As a Kashmiri born artist I am painting, writing, and acting the life as Kashmir. I am researching and making the scratches, lines, shapes, forms, symbols, signs, metaphors, colour palette etc. to present the everyday live events and politics through art as tool to resist. In the Kashmir political context I want to convey this message to world that why cannot Kashmir issue be solved. If Kashmiri people have any value before Indian and Pakistani politicians then there would have never been any bloodshed in my paradise. Kashmir have a huge history of peace loving people. The history bears witness to the fact when a chicken was to be slaughtered a person had to find a person from the whole village for the same purpose that he would hardly find. What is the thing which makes a young Kashmiri to wild the gun which he hardly is able to operate in front of thousands of well-organized military forces?