Inspired by the beauty and strength of women all over the world, self-taught artist, Zakeya Zada expresses her sentiments with vivid colors and uses modern form in a mélange of styles. Her pieces almost always revolve around a female figure, sometimes in a classic portrait style and other times in a more expressionist, modern manner – she does not believe that an artist has to stick to one style throughout their career.
“My fascination with art pushes me to learn new techniques and styles, as I have a desire to fully immerse myself in the realm of art. Some of the artists that have had a profound influence on
my work include Amedeo Modigliani and Gustav Klimt, as I have taken inspiration from their use of colour and texture. I am also deeply intrigued by African culture, and have attempted to adopt traditional African prints in my pieces. These styles give me freedom of expression and allow me to depart from the more classical art styles”.