Hamra Abbas

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Title

Hamra Abbas

Description

Hamra Abbas has a versatile artistic practice that straddles a wide range of media, from paper collage and painting to ephemeral soft plasticine sculpture and video. Her works often take a humorous look towards widely accepted traditions, appropriating culturally loaded imagery and religious iconography and transforming them into new works that are experienced in space and time.

Abbas takes various cultural references and recontextualises them using appropriated artistic techniques. For her residency she is learning the courtly Chinese painting style of Gongbi and conducting portrait studies of her various interactions of people in the lively inner city suburb of Little India in Singapore.

Date

4 May 2015 – 5 June 2015

Contributor

Coverage

Residency Item Type Metadata

Short Description

Hamra Abbas has a versatile artistic practice that straddles a wide range of media, from paper collage and painting to ephemeral soft plasticine sculpture and video.

Location

Onsite (CCA)

Collaboration

No

Commissioned Work

No

Files

Hamra-Abbas.-Barakah-Gifts-1.jpg
Hamra-Abbas.-Kaaba-Picture-As-A-Misprint-5.jpg
Hamra-Abbas.-Kaaba-Pop-ups.jpg
Hamra-Abbas.-Paradise-Bath-5.jpg

Collection

Citation

“Hamra Abbas,” NTU CCA Singapore Digital Archive, accessed June 26, 2022, https://ntuccasingapore.omeka.net/items/show/1272.