Hisba has been coming to Artbox since we opened in 2011. As well as being an artist she also volunteers with us for a few hours a week. She is passionate about her work and carries on creating outside of Artbox, making lots of work at home too. She creates multimedia paintings which are influenced by research that she does.
We had a chat with her while she starting a huge new canvas piece.
Artbox London: Can you tell me about the work you are making?
Hisba: This is like a work in progress, its random and came out of my mind
Artbox London: So you don’t tend to plan things? They’re quite spontaneous?
Hisba: Yeah, spontaneous and straight forward. It’s taking inspiration from a Brice Marden design, but in a different way, and that’s how I got this!
Artbox London: And is that the same for all the work you make? Because I know you work in a few different styles
Hisba: Yes they all just come from my mind, I’ve researched Brice Marden and I’ve researched Jackson Pollock as well and how he uses the paint on the canvas and uses different things to make his work.
Artbox London: Would you say they are two people that inspire you the most?
Artbox London: When did you become interested in art?
Hisba: I’ve been doing art since I was a child, I have childhood memories of it, so all my life
Artbox London: So what does creating art mean to you?
Hisba: Creating art means to me, its like inspiration and examples to follow and yeah, its very relaxing, overflowing and it makes you feel relaxed and it’s calming. I already sold one of my designs for £125. Because I’ve been taking time to do some research and there’s a massive book I’ve created full of art.
Artbox London: What kind of art do you like the most?
Hisba: I like all kinds of art!
Artbox London: Is there an achievement you’re most proud of?
Hisba: My achievement that I’m proud of is seeing that someone bought my work, and its making me feel more confident, and more confident in my work. So I’m really happy!
Watch a clip of Hisba at the Royal Academy in 2017 and check out more of her work by clicking on the button: