Of Candied Eggs, a Fungi Bungee and a Treasure Hunt. Alien Landscapes, 2019 | 15x30in x3 | Acrylic+Ink+ Painted & Collaged Paper on Canvas
In this series, Alien Landscapes
I let organic destiny kick in.
An exercise in following the breadcrumb trail
and connecting the dots
Of letting go a little
and trusting the process
Applying paint to canvas and painted collages
that fit together like a jigsaw puzzle
Or flourish organically like an overgrown lush terrarium.
A coral reef, maybe.
Then sit akin a tealeaf reader,
Mapping splatters and drips
Watching patterns form, reform
Looking for signs.
From Zoology journals, excel sheets to colouring outside the lines, AsmaKazi has found her inspiration in the most unlikely of places. Asma's work at first glance is a happy assemblage of abstract imagery. The colours in her works are vibrant, giving one the impression of festivity and of being in a carnival.
The work however is also strongly symbolic in nature, revolving around themes of chaos, metamorphosis, duality, birth and decay. Asma Kazi is a mixed media artist who is currently based in Pune, India. Asma’s mode of expression in her constantly evolving work swings from abstract expressionism, figurative themes and pop art. The extensive use of textures and repetitive patterns in her work, are representative of age, of patina and noise. The repetitions are sometimes calming, disturbing at times, but always add to the overall character of the artwork, giving a sense of order in the chaos. Evolving year after year, as she adds new detail to it, creating a new story over a story, the result of which are paintings rich with emotion and texture. Asma's work is elegantly built; bringing what some may consider abstract forms and textures into a state of cohesiveness. It is a celebration of resilience.
Asma has been selling her art since the year 2012 and in these two years, she has slowly, but very steadily, made inroads into minds through her art. These efforts have resulted in her work finding patrons across the world. Asma’s work now resides in the homes of collectors in India, Australia and the USA.