British practising Muslim and artist, Nasima Ahmed, has become quite a phenomenon on Instagram. Operating under the name of Moosleemargh, her works depict an interpretation of Muslim life from her own eyes. The work of the Islamic world has always been vibrant and colourful, and has often incorporated geometry and number.
Nasima has said that she'd like her work to communicate universal human experience and situations from a Muslim perspective for those who are non-Muslim. By doing this, she hopes to improve cultural understanding and appreciation for differing cultures. While living in Britain, which is multi-cultural in nature, being a part of a minority will naturally carry its own burdens. The art work addresses this head on in colourful and easy going images.
Because in the modern day artists utilise the power of social media to communicate their work, the way artists operate has changed. We now rely on shares, likes, interactions, and sales. Before, we just had to put up a shop somewhere and sell what we make. The modern art customer expects a lot more now, and if we don't give it to them, they will find an artist who will. It doesn't take a moment to upload a shareable version of some of our work for potential fans and customers to enjoy.
Why not check her out on Instagram
You can read an interview with Nasima on Muslim Vibe. (Where I sourced the images)
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