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February 20, 2016

Aisha Abid Hussain’s Embodiment of the Sublime

Text by Huzan Tata

Examine a collection of mixed media works by the Pakistani artist

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In keeping with its aim of showcasing works from varied schools of art, Mumbai art gallery The Loft has on display creations by Lahore-based artist, Aisha Abid Hussain, a collection of collages and mixed media works. Hussain digs through archives to find photographs, documents, texts and scripts to find treasures which she builds into engaging artworks. Says the Pakistani artist about her practice, ‘The desire to meditate caused an image like a weave, a net or a moth making a cocoon with an ultimate patience. The works executed in liquid medium, reflects an obsessive engagement process, a force to explode, a desire to break free from something tightly knotted.’

5 Questions with the artist, Aisha Abid Hussain

  1. Artistic Motivations “My environment, collective history, past, and present. I believe in the power of observation, research and critical analysis.”
  2. Inspirations “I am inspired by life and the stories attached with it.”
  3. On the wall at home “If ever I could afford them, I would love to have works by Nasreen Mohamedi and Zarina Hashmi in my house.”
  4. Concerns that find a place in your art “Disconnection from our personal histories.”
  5. If not an artist, you would be… “a psychologist.”

Embodiment of the Sublime is on display at The Loft, Mumbai (Mathuradas Mill Compound, Tulsi Pipe Road, Lower Parel) until February 29, 2016

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