Shakila (b. 1969) has no formal training in art but the skill with which she finishes her collages is something to marvel at. Shakila does not go in for the textual richness and surface relief which motivated cubists and constructivists to introduce collage into their painting as a technical innovation. Nor is she, like pop artists, interested in the subversion of whole printed images. Her experience of life is reflected in her work and what she tells through her choice of paper, often lead to surprising constructions that, one suspects, are quite conscious and not random at all.