Natasha’s artistic practise tackles overarching thematic concerns of female identity, sexuality and patriarchy through the prism of ‘home’. Reimagining the complexity of this unique space – its maze of memory, dreams and thoughts – and its architectural structure, her paintings look for its essence. Recreating the physical reality of various interior and exterior perspectives of the artist’s home, she explores an intimate inner landscape, grappling with nostalgia, displacement and psychological transformation. In combination with the female form, or symbolic references to it, space and its confines are used to explore wider tensions between intimacy and societal surveillance, the imposition of control versus the desire for choice and independence.
Natasha works through printmaking, painting, photography and installation. She is a graduate of both the Slade School of Fine Art, London and National College of Arts, Lahore, and has been widely exhibited in both Pakistan and the UK including a recent solo show 'A cage elusive as a shadow' at Sanat Gallery, Karachi (2016).
My art is… ephemeral, obsessive and deals with issues of identity