Huma Bhabha (b. 1962 in Karachi, Pakistan), now lives and works in Poughkeepsie, New York. Bhabha is a sculptor first and foremost. Her poetic assemblages are born out of tactile materials such as Styrofoam, air-dried clay, wire, cork and scraps of construction material. Often referred to as ‘post-apocalyptic’ in their aesthetic, these works combine figuration with abstract architectural elements and a sense of landscape. Informed by a vast array of cultural references, from the cinematography of 1979 sci-fi classic “Stalker” to the architecture of Cambodia’s ancient temples at Angkor Wat, Bhabha’s work transcends a singular time and place. Instead, these strands come together in a highly personal exploration of what the artist describes as the ‘eternal concerns’ found across all cultures: war, colonialism, displacement and memories of home.
Represented by Stephen Friedman Gallery, London and Salon 95, New York.
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