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FAATIMAH MOHAMED-LUKE

Faatimah Mohamed-Luke (b. 1982) lives and works in Cape Town.

After completing her studies in 2003 she spent her professional life working in various disciplines of design. She is also a founding partner of a successful fashion brand (Adam&Eve). In 2016 she shifted her focus to art and presently creates large-scale wall art made of plastic building blocks.

“ My fascination with creating large-scale works from plastic building blocks comes from my love of minute detail and intricate patterns. I discovered the art of Tessellation (a highly symmetric, edge-to-edge tiling using a simple porcelain shape) on a recent trip to Morocco. I loved how every surface was painstakingly adorned to perfection, and the appreciation from both locals and visitors. I hope to highlight and recreate the art form of tessellation in a modern way using plastic building blocks. This medium creates nostalgia and relevance at the same time.”

 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • 2003 National Diploma; Fashion design