NATASHA BHATIA artist
Artist Statement

Born in London, I completed my BA at the London College of Communication, University of the Arts in 2005.

At the core of my work, I draw on my mixed English and Indian heritage for inspiration, placing a strong emphasis on cultural identity and visualizing human emotion. I also draw on my physical and emotional experience suffering from a debilitating and controversial illness. I observe, engage, document, distil & magnify the minutia of our daily lives to discover a new visual perspective and to enhance the beauty that is found in the darkest places.

My development process for each piece of work remains fluid and is itself a journey of exploration, focusing not on the medium, but on the energy, concept, process and emotional response to produce work, challenging boundaries with materials and techniques from a palette of fine art, photography and collage.

“As beautiful as the chance encounter of a sewing machine and an umbrella on an operating table.” – Comte de Lautréamont


Education

2005 BA Graphic Communication Media & Design, Illustration Pathway: specialising in Experimental Image-Making, London College of Communication, University of the Arts London.


Exhibitions

2017, Currently participating in The Holloway Art Lending Library, Resource for London, 356 Holloway Road, N7 6PA

2014, 3rd July to 13th July, Best of Salon des Refusés at LONDONEWCASTLE PROJECT SPACE, 28 Redchurch Street, E2 7DP

2014, 19th June to 24th June, Salon des Refusés 2014, Dog Eared Studio, Field Street, WC1 X9DA

2014, 10th January to 24th February, Oh the Places you'll go, the People you'll meet, Resource for London, Holloway Rd, N19

2014, 13th November to 28th January, Women's Work Exhibition, St Luke's Community Centre, Central St, EC1V

2013 12th September to 31st October, Women's Work Exhibition, Resource for London, Holloway Road, N7.

2013 16th July to 31st July, Islington Exhibits, Map Gift Shop, Junction Road, N19

2013 30th May to 10th June, Parallax, Mile End Art Pavilion, London

2011 December to 2012 February, The Larger Picture Gallery, Highgate

2011 Distance Travelled, Time Taken, 9 days art, All Saints Church, Harrow Weald

2011 Summer Salon, Islington Arts Factory

2007 What Haunts You, The Photographers Gallery, London

2005 Not All Those Who Wonder Are Lost, Scholars House, London

2004 A Changed World, Bankside Gallery, London

Copyright © 2011 Natasha Bhatia