In partnership with
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.