The otherworldly and the archaeological converge in the deity-like sculptures of Huma Bhabha, who uses a blend of materials and found components to create her figures. The Pakistan native’s practice has also included photography, drawings, and printmaking. Recent museum and gallery shows have offered intimate looks at her figures, in particular.
“Best known for her sculptures, Bhabha uses a diverse array of natural, industrial, and found materials to make compelling works that engage the arts and histories of diverse cultures,” says Institute of Contemporary Art / Boston of the artist. “Her work transcends a singular time and place, instead creating an exploration of what she describes as the ‘eternal concerns’ found across all cultures: war, colonialism, displacement, and memories of home.”
See more of her work below.