by Nifesah Mehru Nisa
Pakistan, 2021

A posture of power, an Alpha woman crossing her arms with strength. The composition portrays a focused and composed figure, utilising only a portion of the canvas but asserting her presence with confidence. She challenges us, her body obscured and covered in almost flat blue paint that defies the long history of the objectification of women’s bodies in art. The artwork explores the consequences of suppression and repression on both individuals and their surroundings. It aims to inspire empowerment, encouragement, and positivity.

Nifesah Mehru Nisa is a Pakistani artist based in Lahore. Through her art, she is interested in exploring the notions of feminism and inspiring positive social change.

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