Profile Of Artist
“My practice as a painter has become a vehicle for enquiry. The curiosity of the essence of existence and the elements of nature have intrigued me, whereupon I have explored the purpose of life and the Omnipresent.”
British contemporary artist, Aisha Cahn’s work is a hybrid of her eastern heritage, conviction of the belief in God, and being inspired by western abstract expressionist artists. Aisha’s work is about the Creation of the Universe, and its Creator, Her inspirations are drawn from the sacred scriptures, on the universal themes of faith, science and art. Her love for the Arabic language and Arabic calligraphy has influenced her to express the Presence of God in a form, where the hidden purpose becomes clear when the viewer develops a state of contemplation while trying to make sense of this beautiful, stylised and angular form of text.
Having read the Quran, the Bible, the Torah and various books on other comparative religions, it has become apparent to her that God is universal. Religion has been an intrinsic part of art for centuries from before the Egyptian civilisation, through to Islamic Art, Renaissance Art and to present day Contemporary Art.
Aisha, whose work reveals her deep spirituality and philosophical nature, has become very concerned about the “divisions” man creates for himself on this planet, and through her work, she tries to reconcile these divisions by uniting the disciplines of faith and science in a form of contemporary spiritual art. It is this form of spirituality that has made Aisha appreciate the genesis of things and become more philanthropic and to focus on the less fortunate and the needy.