Hina Tabassum is a multi-disciplinary artist and educator who lives and works in Karachi. She graduated from the Karachi School of Art in 2016 with a major in Miniature Painting. Her art practice explores the effects of their surroundings on children’s psyche. She does this through the use of various techniques including painting and sculpture but her specialty is working with metal and rusting methods.
She has been exhibiting her work in various exhibitions across Pakistan such as Full circle gallery Karachi , V.M aert gallery Karachi, Artchowk gallery Karachi, Pakistan Art Forum Lahore , Ejaz gallery Lahore , recently she has display her work in ‘como museum’ via open call selection. Conducting workshops and participating in art competitions. She has taught Miniature Painting and Drawing at her alma mater as well as Art and Design at Benazir Bhutto Shaheed University. She also has experience working in the corporate sector as a color consultant.
Hina’s work explore the way a person’s environment affects and impacts his/her being. She’s especially sensitive to the shaping of child psyche due to violence that he or she may have been exposed to. Social and political conflict is something that leaves children particularly vulnerable and we see this happening today all over the world. The transformation that takes place through these external factors over time is something she express in her work. Hina use the technique and form of rusting metal as a metaphor to draw attention to the corrosive effects violence in their surroundings has on children.