Ayesha Feisal

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The Gift (1)

90 x 90 cm

Acrylic on canvas

2019

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Ayesha Feisal

The Gift (2)

90 x 90 cm

Acrylic on canvas

2019

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Ayesha Feisal

With Adam’s Ale, Eve Knows

Triptych 90 x 80 cm (each panel 30 x 80 cm)

Acrylic on canvas

2018​

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Ayesha Feisal

With Adam’s Ale, Eve Knows (II)

Triptych 90 x 80 cm (each panel 30 x 80 cm)

Acrylic on canvas

2018​

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Ayesha Feisal

Transmutation

100 x 150 cm

Acrylic on canvas

2018​

Ayesha Feisal

Previous exhibitions and projects

Solo Exhibitions
 

  • ‘Formation’, Camden Image Gallery, London, 2016
     

  • ‘Through the Kaleidoscope’, Islington, London, 2014

Group Exhibitions  
 

  • BBFA Presents, Tafeta Gallery, Fitzrovia, London, 2018
     

  • Dakar Biennale, Dak’Art OFF, GoST group show, Douta Seck Culture Centre, Dakar, Senegal, 2018
     

  • 1:54 Contemporary Art Fair ‘Off the Tracks’ (Little Africa/ Des Gosses), Marrakech, Morocco, 2018
     

  • African Culture and Design Festival (Gallery of Small Things), Federal Palace, Lagos, Nigeria, 2017
     

  • A Seat At The Table, BBFA collective group show, 198 Gallery, London, 2017
     

  • Art Meets Music, Hoxton Gallery, London, 2016
     

  • Black British Female Artist (B.B.F.A) Discussion Forum, Lacey Contemporary, UK, 2016
     

  • Vision to Reality, TEDX, Euston, UK, 2015
     

  • AACDD Festival, Bargehouse Gallery, Oxo Tower, London, 2015
     

  • Cork Street Open Exhibition, Mayfair, London, 2013
     

  • Art of Tottenham, 639 Studios, London, UK, 2013 and 2012
     

  • Mokspace Gallery, Bloomsbury, London, 2013
     

  • Figure Black, Brixton, London, 2012

About the artist

 

Ayesha Feisal was born and raised in London, where she is currently based. Born to Sierra Leonean parents, her first memories of art were drawing on the 70’s patterned wallpaper in the flat she lived in, making her own patterns and forms inside the mustard, orange and brown tones of the wall. Although Feisal initially pursued a non-creative path in her studies, she knew that she would ultimately pursue a career as an artist. Working in the mediums of paint and leather, Feisal began practicing art in 2002, taking an extended break before fully resuming practice again in 2012.



Sources of inspiration


Within her art, Feisal creates complex, amorous forms, drawing inspiration from the study of behaviour and the mind, whilst also exploring the effects of experience. Her work is influenced by the painting styles of the expressionist and futurist movements. Her intrigue comes from how artists of such eras depicted meaning and experience, as well as movement and time. As a result, she displays intense – and sometimes unnatural – colours as a way to heighten the emotion in her work.

 

Artistic intentions
 

Feisal’s art is reflective of her interest in psychological states and uses the human form as a means to explore the psyche. Her works have been an ongoing response to events and situations, and are influenced by her interest in consciousness, universal law, balance and truth. She is drawn to portray characters with elevated mindsets, who move beyond the impact of circumstance, environment and social condition. Her recent work explores personal transition and the philosophy of inner transformation.



Going forward


“Art is where we discover and express our humanity; a place where we find a language to share our ideas and our emotions. It has the responsibility of helping society deal with its conflicts and contradictions. As an artist, I see it as my role to facilitate this” – Ayesha Feisal