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New York-based artist Huma Bhabha creates work that addresses universal themes of colonialism, war, displacement, and memories of place. Using found materials and the detritus of everyday life, Bhabha creates haunting figures that hover between figuration and abstraction, the monumental and the abject. Bhabha is known for her engagement with the human form and for her use of found objects. Her materials include Styrofoam, scavenged wood, found metal parts, chicken wire, cork, and air-dried clay, which she forms into complex assemblages, sometimes transforming them into bronze.
Image: Huma Bhabha, Thot and Scribe, 2012, plexiglass, styrofoam, wood, clay, wire mesh, cast iron, wire, plastic, paper, acrylic paint, oil stick, aluminum, charcoal, 108 x 95.2 x 102 inches. Courtesy of the artist and Salon 94, New York