Matters of the Art
After her show Pilgrimage of Historical Oversights at Clark House in 2017, artist Saubiya Chasmawala return with her second solo exhibition in Mumbai this month. For this show, she attempts to engage with the Arabic script, in a bid to push the boundaries of abstraction. The artist - who is the recipient of the prestigious Nasreen Mohamedi Scholarship Award (2011-12) and Inlaks Fine Art Award (2016) - currently practices her art at a personal studio in Vadodara.
Mumbai Mirror24 Oct 2019
Goodbye to Language
These artist focus on materiality of words instead of there meaning in the show of Tarq, Mumbai,.
Art India02 Jul 2018
The Word Alone
We have been brought up to believe in the sanctity of the written word — promises are binding when they appear in textual form, histories are deemed legitimate when they are recorded in writing and memories are sanctified as facts when published as autobiography.
The Indian Express29 Jun 2016
Words of art
Bringing together three artists from three countries, Tarq’s ongoing exhibition, In Letter and Spirit, focuses on words and how the trio interprets text
The Hindu22 Jun 2016
It’s only Words
if you wish to see an alamgamation of art and books, head to in letter and spirit, an exhibition , where collection of work by three artists..
HT Cafe09 Jun 2016
Art India Magazine: Flesh and Bone
In Saubiya Chasmawala's Batin (2019) at Tarq, Mumbai, Arabic letters are rendered on paper with a performative flourish to release charged formal patterns. The gesture of continuously repeating sharpes - the curls, the curves, the swirls- is liberating but also paradoxically leads to the celebration of an overwhelming desire to shroud, shadow and envelop.
Art India30 Jan 2020