In this episode our founder Nour Hassan speaks to Bangladeshi immigrant artist Asif Hoque.
As a Bangladeshi immigrant raised between Rome and South Florida, Hoque draws on his own experience to figuratively and stylistically merge aspects of multicultural identity within his painting practice. Combining his early fascination with the classical fine arts with a palette of earthy browns and neutrals, Hoque infers the importance of more diverse representation of skin colour in the visual arts.
Asif Hoque is known for his exploration and celebration of Brown bodies through epic mythological scenes, in which angelic figures and ancient beasts erupt from raw linen canvas and swirling clouds to claim space and reverence.
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