Zarah Cassim

(b 1992South Africa. Lives and works in Cape Town and Paris)

Cassim is interested in visual perception. She uses painting and photography to create spatial illusion, which reflects the creative filter through which she views the world. Woven into the theme of unveiling the artifice of reality, is a concern with natural forms and spaces. Through these that she attempts to create a sense of disorientation that she feels reflects our chaotic or absurd world and the human condition.

Each work also aims to reflect personally sensitive, romantic memories, inviting the viewer into dream-like, ungraspable landscapes where concrete forms dissolve before the eye.