Art Chats: Attia Rashid


Today we have met Attia Rashid, an independent artist from Pakistan. Let’s find out a little bit more about her.



Hi Attia, how are you? Is it your first exhibition here in London, isn’t it?

Hi! Yes, it’s my first time here in London and I’m sure it will be a great experience.

How long have you been making art?

Well, if you count my student years, then it’s been 5 years now…I graduate a year and a half ago!

Congrats! You make impressive 3D works. How do you define them and what is your process?

My works can be described as ” collage”. First of all I do photography. Then I work with images on Photoshop. I get images printed and then do collage and add the 3D as-well. The final result is the one that you all can see. But I would like to try installations in the future.

And tell us, what are your inspirations, what is your artistic vision?

Well basically my work is based on the concept of diaspora. I shift between two countries. My inspiration is my own experience. My visual vocabulary is architecture and surroundings. As I talk about being attached to a place (love for a place) so I take surroundings and buildings to depict that. It is also related with memories. We don’t remember anything as a whole, memories come in parts, they’re jumbled up.

Do you have a favourite artist or painting?

Yes, definitely. I really love Salvador Dalì and also M.C Esher. I’m very much inspired by the surrealist art movement.

Last question. If you could change anything about the art world, what would it be?

Difficult question. I think that young artist should be given more opportunities to show their work and make their room in the art world. Artists and their work should be appreciated in their life-time ….this has started happening now – unlike before, artists were known famous after their death!

Thank you so much Attia for talking with us. Good luck for your career!


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