fatima zahra hassan
My training is in the Visual Arts of Islam with a special emphasis on Art of Book. I am trained in traditional Indian, Mughal and Persian Painting techniques.
At the time when ‘Tradition’ is questioned and people are more drawn towards modern and pop vocabulary, it is not easy to practice art which still demands the traditional values that are; Truth, Beauty and Goodness.
I like to work with text-based ideas, which have spiritual connotations. The spiritual world has many layers and strong metaphors and allegories to deal with that are parallel to Physical or material world. My paintings and art works deal with such subjects that have mystical dimensions. There is a strong colour symbolism and Mathematical use of space. I work with natural pigments and watercolour gouache on hand treated and tea stained ‘Wasli’ paper, which has many layers to soak the pigment. I also use fine hand made from young squirrel tail hairbrush for special rendering which is called “Pardakht”. The colour pigment is laid flat or layered with a special technique and then rendered with detail.
I have moved from a traditional frame work to a contemporary one and the technique is still traditional to some extent though there is experiment with different mediums such as; photography and collage, to name a few.
48 works from £15 to £15
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