Zakee has been an artist for as long as she can remember. Her creative practice and brand, Zakee Shariff was founded in 1997. For her coexisting as an artist and designer is a necessity.
Her spirituality, travel, healing, music and street culture inspire her work. She is interested in creating an emotional response and translating experience. Her wish is to empower, heal, and touch people’s hearts.
Her art is the starting point and always where her heart is drawn to. She then intuitively abstracts from her artwork to create textile designs, which are then placed on simple but considered fashion and interior pieces.
Her aim is to work with communities of makers and artisans. She intends to create timeless pieces that are not dictatorial, have a strong sense of beauty and that one-day can be handed down through the generations.
Zakee is a born collaborator and has collaborated with many organizations over the last 23 years of her career.
Like a beautiful dream, all that’s required to enter her world is a willingness to open up, let go, and enjoy the ride…