Asma Kazi

Asma Kazi is a mixed media artist currently based in Pune, India. She has worked as an artist professionally, since 2012, and has been commissioned to work on various fine art and commercial art projects in this time. Her artwork currently resides with collectors around the world, including Sheikha Nawar Al Qassimi of the Sharjah Art Foundation. Some of her commercial art projects include artwork created for Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Hachette Books, Zee TV and Hoshruba Repertory.


Before 2012 her curriculum vitae did not include art, and mainly read  – CRMS, Zoology, Marketing, Software Engineer, Process Management, Direct Marketing Campaigns, Business Strategy, Analytics, Real Estate, Six Sigma, Green Belt. Asma has a BSc In Zoology, a diploma in software engineering, and a MBA in marketing. She has a Six Sigma green belt, and worked in analytics while at GE card services, Bangalore. She has also worked on tenant strategies & solutions while at Cushman & Wakefield, Bombay.


Asma creates her art under the label, Kaleidodrama – A play on the words Kaleidoscope and drama, it is Asma’s view of her ever enchanted world – One of connecting the dots, reconnecting them. Mixed hues. Painted walls. Monochrome. Tall stories. Flawed ones. Lopsided and Loud ones. Colored. And Charmed. They are Stories that stay. Her work is a happy assemblage of abstract imaginary ecosystems, peacocks, butterflies and brightly hued faces. The colours in her work are vibrant, giving one a sense of festivity and of being in a carnival.


Asma’s mode of expression in her constantly evolving work swings from abstract expressionism, figurative themes, to pop art, and repetitive illustrative patterns. Her work has a touch of whimsy, is hyperactive, and brings together seemingly abstract elements in a state of cohesiveness. She sometimes draws her inspiration from imaginary biomorphic forms, and the other times dwelling in the abstract of alien landscapes and the chaos theory. The extensive use of textures and repeating patterns in her work, are like a glitch, like patina, giving multidimensionality to the art. The repetitions are sometimes calming, quirky & playful the other times, always giving a sense of order in the chaos. Some of her artworks seem to have grown complex personalities of their own, evolving year after year, as she adds new detail to them, creating a new story over a story, resulting in art that is rich with emotion and texture.


Asma’s work is evocative, playful, influenced by tales from her childhood, and inspirations drawn from following the breadcrumb trail of the everyday. It is a celebration of the ever evolving, and ever enchanted in life, alongside beautiful dilapidation. It is a celebration of the candy hued, whimsical and the resilient.

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