ABOUT LIFE IS MUSIC, FLAMENCO
A body singing in unison with the music it hears. The rhythm guides the movement of the dancer as she twists and turns and takes many a leap of faith. Seamlessly, our thoughts flow with her, shape shifting, cavorting, peaking, tumbling, all in the span of a moment. Yet, the eternal in us remains rooted; waiting for us to discover ourselves.
Ashima work juxtaposes geometric simplicity with painterly strokes, drawing inspiration from traditional folk-art forms and natural
patterns. Her work is conceptual in nature and incorporates elements of expressionism, surrealism, and feminism, as well as spiritual and psychological content. They symbolise beauty, wonder, and serenity. Her serene artworks are aimed to “penetrate the innermost part of ourselves where no words exist.”.
Ashima Kumar is a visual artist, of Indian origin, resident in the United Kingdom. After completing her BFA degree in applied arts, Ashima started to work at the cutting edge of Graphic Design and Fine Art. Her style is a unique fusion of doodle art, traditional art, and modern technology. Her Indian heritage has inspired her to express herself through graphic forms and colour as an emotional translation of her dreams and inner emotions. Ashima describes her artistic technique as threefold: “dream, doodle, design.” She is always seeking to transform the experiential into visible patterns and definite forms. The viewer is captivated to the intricacy of details as they walk through a world of discovery. Nature stimulates her, and her expressionist artworks depict themes derived from her affinity with nature. She is enthralled by the way patterns arise spontaneously and act as a kind of representation. Ashima leads ‘Mindfulness Doodle Art Workshops’, were she applies elements of her art style to transmit well-being tools.