Madiha Attari’s abstract art work and photography are representative of her attempt to reconcile her inner consciousness with the outside world as she treads the path of self-discovery, all the while documenting (on canvas and film) a myriad experiences – from the years of conflicted quiet desperation of being a faceless identity as a Pakistani living in India to the joy of finding love and embracing a culture and community which has given her both a new sense of wonder and belonging.
Taking inspiration from the 50’s Abstract expressionist movement, Madeeha attempts to use contrasting colours, irregular linear form and at times an aggressive mix of texture for spontaneous personal emotional expression. Her work is often interspersed with multiple layers of gritty paint work creating a unique tactile experience.
Madeeha Naeem Attari is a Visual Artist born and raised in Pakistan. She completed her schooling in Lahore after which she went on to do her BSc Honours in International Relations from the London School of Economics and Political Sciences. After working at the House of Lords in London, she returned back to Lahore in 2006. She is now married and settled in Mumbai for the past twelve years.