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’s solo exhibition COCO!NUTS! opens at Transmission Gallery in Glasgow, Scotland on 14th September 2018. COCO!NUTS! runs from 15th September till 20th October and is supported by Creative Scotland and Transmission Gallery. There will be an artist talk on Saturday 29th September at 2pm and an accompanying film programme including My Beautiful Laundrette and East is East, supported by Film Hub Scotland.