Natasha Malik trained in Indian miniature painting, and her present work both incorporates and challenges traditional modes of representation through painting, drawing, sculpture, installation and photography.
Malik’s earlier work explored female sexuality, voyeurism, and the complexities existing within the parent-child relationship. In her recent work, the image of her house in Pakistan plays a central role.
The home is unlike any other space in the way it integrates memories, dreams and thoughts. Malik’s paintings are a reimagining of her home, heavily reliant on this unique power of integration. This highly complex architectural structure is reduced to its essence; various perspectives of its interior and exterior are envisioned and relived through painting. It is used as a symbolic form to make manifest a psychological crisis; it is the source of entrapment and deep love, security and resentment.
Presently, the imagery of architectural structures is used to explore an intimate inner landscape grappling with nostalgia, displacement and psychological transformation.
‘The London Group 82nd Open Exhibition 2015’, The Cello Factory, London (2015), ‘Hix Award Exhibition 2015’, CNB Gallery, London (2015), ‘MA/MFA Degree Show’, Slade School of Fine Art, UCL, London (2015), ‘Material Matters, A Goodenough College Exhibition’, Goodenough College, London (2015), ‘Slade Interim Show’, Slade Research Centre, London (2014), ‘Day After Tomorrow’, Alhamra Art Gallery, Lahore Arts Council, Lahore, Pakistan (2012), ‘Sanjh, Art Exhibition to Raise Funds for Flood Affectees, September 4th- 10th 2010’, Alhamra Art Gallery, Lahore Arts Council, Lahore, Pakistan (2010), ‘New-s Item’, Alhamra Art Gallery, Lahore Arts Council, Lahore, Pakistan (2010), ‘Culture and Democracy: The Exhibition’, Zahoor-ul Akhlaq Gallery, Lahore, Pakistan (2008), ‘Fresh Cream’, Alhamra Art Gallery, Lahore Arts Council, Lahore, Pakistan (2008), ‘Transformation, an Exhibition of Students Artworks’, Zahoor-ul Akhlaq Gallery, Lahore, Pakistan (2008)