fatima tayob Artist artworks for sale
Artist: fatima tayob
Live in: johannesburg, gauteng, South Africa
Artworks for sale: 11.00
fatima tayob Artist Bio:
A creative journey, that evolves with every mark. I am a multi disciplinary artist who works mainly in 2D media, ranging from painting and drawing, to video and digital art. My work is predominantly abstract in nature and inspired by strong concepts and ideas related to the question of, how do I successfully express my thoughts, feelings and ideas on a visual platform. I tend to push the boundaries between abstraction and realism, investigating where one ends and the other begins. The nature of my work evolves with each theme, and this sets the tone of the relationship between abstraction and realism. My processes of working are greatly inspired by abstract expressionism, where much of the work is developed through instinct and experimentation. I also consider layering and diversity to be important elements in the working process, which is why I tend to combine digital media with painting and drawing, and often allow one medium to inform the other. My work is not bound to one particular process or technique, but rather the theme or concept, of the work informs the choice of material and process. My practice is informed, predominantly by nature and the exploration of my emerging and evolving identity. This is explored through mark making and the creative process, where the emphasis is as much on the process as on the outcome. This could also be translated into the concept of “my environment”, on a physical and meta-physical level however, this is ever-changing and evolving. I am driven by ideas of diversity and perceptions of seeing, looking at alternative ways of interpreting and projecting ideas that become unique to individual identities. I see the turning point in my creative practice as the stage in which I completely broke away from my former, realistic manner of making, and delved into abstraction. This symbolized a form of being set free from a constrictive and overly defined form of art making. This is integral to my journey, as it allowed for further experimentation and exploration, leading to growth and evolution. The intention of my work for an audience, is that it is able to present them with the opportunity to reflect on their concept of self. This idea of audience reflection is not bound to one particular interpretation, but rather a multi-faceted view. I see a close connection between art and expression, and for me this can be seen as somewhat of an obsession, due to the fact that expression of the self is a paramount aspect of the creative journey. My journey as an artist will always be guided by, expressing my true self through my art, and discovering the many facets of “the self”. I wish to make known my thoughts and feelings through the act of making art, and convey emotions of myself, through myself, in that act.