Thursday, January 22, 2015

A Vision of Vibrancy: Artist Anila Qayyum Agha

By Merium Kazmi
Window Panes 2 (2006)
Born in Lahore, Pakistan, mixed media artist Anila Qayyum Agha draws on a culmination of experiences and cultures inculcated on her travels abroad. Anila’s work explores socio-cultural and gender-related issues within contemporary society. Using light and geometric designs which emulate patterns from the Alhambra, "Intersections," her latest piece, addresses women’s limited access to public spaces like mosques in predominantly Muslim countries. Having spoken with Merium Kazmi, she shares her views in her own words. [link]