Fatima Tayob Moosa was born in 1983 in Johannesburg, South Africa. She received a BA Interior Design in 2008 at the Greenside Design Center, College of Design in Johannesburg and in 2018, completed a BA Hons Fine Art at the University of Hertfordshire in Edinburg through the Interactive Design Insitute. She was a participant of the 2019 RMB Talent Unlocked Program in association with Vansa and Assemblage where her work was shown at the Turbine Art Fair. She has taken part in numerous group shows locally and took part in the Amsterdam art festival with The Center for the Less Good Idea. In 2019 she was invited by the South African Foundation of Contmeporary Art to take part in a 6 week residency in Knyna on Entabeni Farm, South Africa.
Fatima is a process-based artist who works in multiple media including, yet not limited to painting and drawing, with a focus on the idea of how elements can evolve to create new narratives and meaning. Her practice is strongly inspired by the relationship between physical and metaphysical energy which she explores through process and materiality.
Fatima currently lives and works in Johannesburg with a studio based at The Bag Factory.
My work can be described as generative process which through the physical act and process of making work I am exploring energy through natural elements of gravity, wind, water and heat. Investigating the notion of resonance between what I feel on a spiritual and emotional level that translates into something physical. This requires a hyper-awareness of a physical, mental and spiritual state of being, while also keeping in mind the cyclical nature of the universe that is always evolving and shifting. The approach to my work alters on a daily basis, dependent on my emotional and spiritual presence at the time, which is naturally ever changing and evolving and resonates with the concept of cyclical change.