An image of Untitled

Huma Bhabha

(Pakistan, United States of America 1962 – )

Untitled

Location
Upper Asian gallery
Further information

My work is all about visual things from different places. Having spent periods in Pakistan, in New York City and now here in Poughkeepsie, I sometimes feel like a nomad, carrying myself from one setting, one landscape, to another.
– Huma Bhabha

Born in Pakistan, Huma Bhabha first went to the USA to study in 1981. She is best known for her often large-scale sculptural works that appear to present abstract renderings of mutant figures. Bhabha has a keen interest in science fiction, being influenced by 'Star trek', Stanley Kubrick’s 1968 film '2001: a space odyssey', David Cronenberg’s films and the 'Alien' films. She has said, ‘It became clear that the issues that genre deals with – the state of the world, the future and the fate of human beings – paralleled my own interests and sensibility.’ 'Untitled' combines imagery of Bhabha’s monumental sculptures with a black-and-white photographs of Karachi – a place she sees as part of her.

Year
2010
Media
Photograph
Medium
ink on gelatin silver photograph
Dimensions
104.1 x 76.2 cm sheet; 118.1 x 90.2 cm frame
Signature & date

Not signed. Not dated.

Credit
Gift of Dr Clinton Ng 2016. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program
Accession number
309.2016
Copyright
© Huma Bhabha