(b. 1993) who graduated from National College of Arts, Lahore, in 2017 sees the human form as a mythical embodiment of her vision of the world. Over the course of the last hundred years artists have interrogated the way in which the body has been depicted and how it has been conceived. This aspect strongly resonates in Zaidi’s practice as she explores the constructed identity of femininity and also challenges the domination and supremacy of men. Her practice forces upon the reader the correlation that exists between empowered women, female sexuality and evil. The portraits are unpleasant, asymmetrical, scandalous, dark and in revolt against the female victimization in fairytales and the beauty standards set by the patriarchal society.

Haya Zaidi
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