Title: The book of disquiet
Medium: Mixed Media
Size: 36" x 36"
Saba Hasan, a prominent contemporary artist, has been making significant contributions in the realm of abstract art both in technique and concepts in over 15 years of practice. She has been awarded the National Raza Award for painting and international fellowships in art and culture from Syracuse University, Ecole D'Arts Visuels, Lausanne, the French Cultural Ministry, the George Keyt Art Foundation, the Florence Biennale and the Oscar Kokoschka Academy in Austria.
Saba has successfully developed her own visual alphabet using non-traditional materials like, plaster, sand, leaves, nails, Urdu text, rain, sun, books and sound to create works which are imbued with restrained undertones and multiple meanings. Her works are abstract and conceptual to distill several layers of possibilities, looking specifically at the unknown and the inscrutable, referencing the socio political issues which impact our destiny. The word, somewhat a constant, has acquired another dimension as she uses the whole book as material in her installations and has turned her poems into soundscapes and videos. She is currently developing very short films from retrieved footage and encapsulating her video conversations with intellectuals on the idea of truth with its philosophical and political ramifications.
Saba's works were recently on display at Religare Arts/Embedded Landscape, Devi Art Foundation/Sarai Reader 09, Brooklyn Art Library, Columbia University, Engendered Space and The Indian Art Summit, 2013. The artist is represented in the following books, The Indian Art Collectors Handbook by Dr Alka Pande, Ten Creative Forces by Keshav Malik, International Contemporary Artists by Olga Antoniadou, Islamic Art, past and modern by Nuzhat Kazmi and Samvaya by the Raza Foundation, 2012