Zarah Cassim is a painter concerned with notions of perception. Cassim uses the medium of painting to affect a viewer’s encounter with spatial illusion and reflect the creative filter through which she views the world. Woven into the theme of unveiling the artifice of reality, is a concern with natural and dreamlike form and space. Her surface often revels in the flat beauty of the painted mark, inviting the viewer to be seduced by the silk like texture and materiality of her illusive landscapes. Her work is a personal reflection either of an actual landscape or a sensitive, romantic memory of one.
Zarah Cassim graduated with an Honours in Fine Art from the University of Cape Town, South Africa in 2014 and now lives and paints full time in Paris, France.