Artist

Laxmi Hussain

Laxmi Hussain is a London based artist whose work exists somewhere between the abstract and the realistic. Having studied architecture, she enjoyed and excelled at the drawing and fluid art techniques within the course and this became a basis from which to explore all aspects of drawing.

After becoming a mother, Laxmi began drawing daily and sharing her work on Instagram, finding artwork to be a valuable means of reclaiming her own identity amid the emotional blurrings of motherhood. These experiences of motherhood can be seen clearly within her work, as well as exploring themes surrounding the body, specifically looking to challenge negative associations and normalise representation of all types of bodies within art.

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Laxmi's Style

Her process is primarily focused upon drawing and Laxmi loves to use a continuous line, completing drawings in one or sometimes two or three continuous lines. 

She will often practise this technique before starting a body of work either in pen, ink or pastel, using these initial drawings to influence the shapes of her paintings. She often paints in either ink or acrylic, whilst a lot of her work at the moment explores a single colour, she does often explore many tones of the same colour in ink.

“Working in the colour blue has been a process of love as well as an obsession, I personally love the conversation blue has with the world around it, in particular with natural tones. My obsession with this colour I feel comes from my mother, losing her peaked my obsession. I feel it was a way to connect my feelings with something real, pouring my love for her into my work. Working on my art allows me to process a lot of my grief, it grounds me.”

"This collection of work is dedicated to my mother, expressing her presence in every thought of my everyday. Becoming a mother again, there is an added level to my grief, raising a child without her - I know so many expressions, emotions and things we would have shared because I had her for my first two children. I hope this collection not only inspires more appreciation of the varying forms of motherhood, but a moment to reflect on our loved ones who may not be here, to remember so much of them lives on and loves in us." - Laxmi Hussain

Drop 4 - High Summer 2021

"Every year I spend the lead up to the summer months worrying about how we're going to tackle the summer holidays and find the childcare. Every year, we somehow manage to figure it out. This collection of work studies my past year more intimately, having another baby, pursuing art as a full time career (after working full time for so long), being given the opportunity through the pandemic to spend so much more time with my family and being a mother again. In previous summers I've always sent my children back to school in September with such bittersweet feelings, when I worked full time I spent so much time away from our home life I missed them so much.

Motherhood has tested my patience and my spirit beyond most things I have ever experienced, but amongst the tired, the weary, and sometimes the autopilot mother, I am so wonderfully in love with my children. I have the best friendship in them and as they grow, I too learn, explore and create, finding ways that I can stay connected to them and hoping they never outgrow me. This collection explores my closeness to my children, our connection, but it also continues the conversations I have with myself in growing and adapting to my role as a mother. But also as the phrase 'Just a Mum' is often thrown around, there is so much to the person behind the children, the tireless efforts it takes to raising children and also pursuing passions can sometimes be overlooked. Parenthood, passions, work and life all whirl into one, and certain phases do not define all the layers of the person just because so much of their time sometimes seems to be consumed by raising children." - Laxmi Hussain, Just A Mum, A Return To Motherhood

Drop 3 - Summer 2021

“As summer approaches, it always reminds me of my favourite time of the year to paint. Flinging open the windows, the summer air, it is the most productive part of the year for me. However, it is also the time of year I scrutinise my body the most. I think about whether I will be able to share it comfortably with the world, whether my flesh is too exposed and whether those curves and bumps will be hidden under less clothes.

I started working on close ups of the body in early 2020, its an on-going conversation with myself, to honour those lumps and bumps, those parts of me I wouldn't necessarily take notice of and to enjoy them. I might not expose them all to the world, but in recognising and honouring those parts of me, it's like sitting at the edge of the sea, naked, and just enjoying the summer warmth on my skin.” - Laxmi Hussain, Summer’s Elegance, A Carefree Season

She's in the Daisies

“This collection is inspired by my view of motherhood. My journey has taught me that motherhood is this crazy adventure, nothing is planned, our patience is tested and our exhaustion, but for me it has been the most rewarding experience I've ever known. My children have come into the world through me as their vessel, and this taught me to understand and appreciate myself so much more, my body has done incredible things, and like my children, who love my body endlessely, I too, should appreciate and honour it.” - Laxmi Hussain, She's In The Daisies

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    Between Mothers 01 | Laxmi Hussain | Original Artwork |  Partnership Editions
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    Lines of Transition 01 | Laxmi Hussain | Original Artwork | Partnership Editions
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    Lines of Transition 05 | Laxmi Hussain | Original Artwork | Partnership Editions
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    She's in the daisies | Laxmi Hussain | Original Artwork | Partnership Editions
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