HEALING IN COLOUR

DUA ABBAS RIZVI

ABOUT THE ARTIST

Dua Abbas Rizvi (b. 1987) is a visual artist, illustrator, and art journalist based in Lahore, Pakistan. She graduated from the National College of Arts (Lahore) in 2010 with awards for excellence. Her artwork has been part of several exhibitions, including Stations of the Cross (New York) and Art for Education: Contemporary Artists from Pakistan (Milan).

Rizvi’s largely figurative practice explores womanhood through personal and familial archives, rooted in regional history and folklore. It is inspired, too, by embodied rituals of faith and remembrance.

During the first lockdown of 2020, Rizvi found herself spending more time in her home-studio working freehand with paper. The act of cutting brightly-coloured, hand-painted paper into large, comforting shapes brought her immense relief from anxiety. For this exhibition, she decided to continue her intuitive, uninhibited drawing with scissors to create images of hope and loss reminiscent of picture-book illustrations.

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Healing in Colour is a project from Sanctuary Mental Health Ministries, a Christian non-profit that equips the Church to support mental health and wellbeing. Learn more about Sanctuary.