Fatima Tayob Moosa
Time & Location
About the Exhibition
Fatima Tayob Moosa was born in 1983 in Johannesburg, South Africa. She received a BA Interior Design in 2008 at the Greenside Design Center, College of Design in Johannesburg and recently completed a BA Hons Fine Art at the University of Hertfordshire in Edinburgh through the Interactive Design Insitute. Fatima is a process-based artist who works in multiple media including, yet not limited to painting, drawing and photography, with a focus on the idea of how elements can evolve to create new narratives and meaning. Her practice is strongly inspired by the relationship between physical and metaphysical energy which she explores through mark making and various versions of abstractions.
About the exhibition: Internal Landscapes
"My work explores the effects of a forced hibernation and my response to it. Isolation is not a natural process for humans, however, it can offer the opportunity to slow down and reflect deeply on who we are. Stripping ourselves of external attachments lends us to deep questioning about those parts within ourselves that are only known to The Creator. For me, this prolonged period of going within became quite overwhelming. I couldn’t fully shut out the outside world and I continued to question the reason for my forced isolation. The more I tried to rationalize my emotions related to this submission, the further I moved into a surreal reality. Thus creating a strong awareness of the translucency of emotion and the physicality of body. These works are a visceral reaction to my experience. A place where thoughts and feelings eluded logic and can come to rest. They can be seen as internal landscapes where the visceral and bodily meet, in a discovery of the fragility and strength within femininity."
1. relating to deep inward feelings rather than to the intellect.
2. felt deep or as if in the internal organs of the body
3. not intellectual
4. dealing with crude or elemental emotions