‘Neighbourhood Watch’ is the latest body of work by London based artist Zara Tisma.
Isolation for many has become a time of self-reflection and a momentary period to stop, look around and appreciate the here and now. Zara Tisma’s latest body of work embodies just that, drawing inspiration from the surrounding countryside and the neighbouring houses on her street.
Tisma’s work captures the energy of a suburban housing estate but highlights the moments of stillness through carefully considered blank spaces. Each of her drawings bear a narrative that relates to both the conscious and subconscious.
Her love for the outdoors comes through in the depiction of the local countryside’s calming vocation through her purposefully simplistic drawings and juxtaposes this solace with the calculated, structured lines illustrated in the red brick houses on the estate where she is currently isolating.
Drawing influence from artistic luminaries Joan Miro, Jackson Pollock and Wassily Kandinsky, she has developed a distinctive style, paying homage to the iconic movements that have inspired her. Her drawings comprise of mark making layers using pencil, ink, pen and paint, with subtle nuances of colour.