Rabiya Choudhry is a Scottish artist whose paintings share influences from art history, music and pop culture to explore ideas of love, loss and cultural identity. Rabiya’s work has been exhibited both nationally and internationally since graduating from Edinburgh College of Art in 2006.
I am inspired by my family and social injustice, the horrors of war and of everyday living. Visually, I take inspiration from Surrealist/Futurist/Cubist art, comic-book artists such as Robert Crumb, horror films and particularly b-movie aesthetics, hand-painted Ghanaian poster art and Bollywood film posters. I’m also interested in street artists who take their cause onto the streets and use their work as a platform for public engagement.
Rabiya is currently working towards her first solo exhibition at Transmission Gallery Glasgow in 2018.
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