“Earth Our Home” by Rubina Anjum

Jan 5, 2024 | 7 comments

On Display from December 12, 2023 – March 24, 2024

Join us for the Opening Reception of this exhibition in the Sip Art Gallery at IAMA on Saturday, January 13, 2024.

Exhibition Statement:

The Planet Earth series aims to celebrate the Beauty of the earth from space and to demonstrate alternate ways to view and engage the world. The Concept is the creation of artwork that has been inspired by the satellite images of the earth taken from a distance of 270 to 300 miles above sea level.

The landscapes fuel my imagination and induce adrenaline highs while summoning tremendous peace. The raw beauty of the planet emerges as a series of initially unrecognizable shapes and forms. The paintings present the earth on a grand scale where human impact is difficult to discern, but in some cases is most certainly there. The broad perspective allows the language of the landforms to surface. The Earth communicates stories of events and inhabitants embedded in reality and fantasy: shapes of animals dance in fire scars, wind blows patterns in the sand, and sediment fans out intricate arteries.

The artistic style employed is realism with blends of impressionism and expressionism.

In appearance and form, my art looks mostly contemporary. In addition to using traditional and old masters techniques for oil and canvas, I fuse watercolor and oil painting techniques. I have written poetry for some of the paintings as a way to communicate stories that the images have inspired in me. The subject matter is what very few contemporary artists have attempted; thus in its content, scope and rendering it may be a completely new idea in the art world. The landscapes have elevated and inspired me; I hope the paintings arouse similar emotions in those who view my artwork.

“Tanami Desert (Hidden Portraits)” by Rubina Anjum

Artist Biography: 

Rubina Anjum is a visual artist from Austin, Texas.

Rubina is the Inaugural Artist-in-Residence at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport. In her art studio at the Austin Airport. She is working on a four-part series called “From Austin Airport to the universe. The first of these large-scale oil on canvas paintings is on display at gate 25 within the main Austin Airport terminal. Through this series, she wants to provide impetus for the viewers to launch on a transformative, visual journey of tranquility and wonder; by forging a connection between our immediate surroundings to the vast expanse of the universe. Through the Austin Airports Art’s Program, she shares artistic practice with travelers. Her art-making videos are airing 24/7 at checkpoint 2, near American Airlines; they fuse moments of beauty, contemplation, and inspiration into the journeys of diverse travelers.

Through her art inspired by satellite imagery she communicates the beauty of the natural world. She works extensively with oil on canvas and watercolor on paper. She expresses her creative vision using different artistic styles and mediums While uncovering extraordinary vistas from Space.

Her main body of work is the “Planet Earth Series One’ which comprises twenty large scale oil on canvas paintings inspired by satellite imagery; Eleven of these were displayed in the Moore’s Crossing Gallery at the Austin Airport in 2019 for a period of six months. From 2017 till 2021 she participated in the Austin Studio tour for five consecutive years. Her solo exhibition featuring her entire Planet Earth Series One’ took place at Tel Art Gallery in Austin during the fall of 2019. Rubina’s Planet ‘Earth Series One’ are on display at the Museum Exhibition at IAMA (International Art Museum of America) in San Francisco from Dec 12th 2023 till Mar 24th 2024.

Embracing the digital age Rubina utilizes online platforms plus social media to share her creative process which also include some free art lessons. Her objective is to provide new avenues for acquiring, appreciating, understanding and creating art. Rubina believes that creativity will propel us forward as a species.

Rubina Anjum standing in front of her painting “Mother Earth”

Websites and Social Media:

www.rubinaart.gallery

Instagram/Rubinaart.Gallery /

Twitter/GalleryRubina /

Facebook/rubinaart.gallery /

Youtube/rubinaart.gallery /OpenSea/rubinaartgallery /

7 Comments

  1. Eric

    What a wonderful exhibit this seems to be! Really looking forward to it!

    Reply
  2. Rubina. Anjum

    Thank you very much , Eric. It will be a pleasure to see you a the reception.

    Reply

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