Faatimah Mohamed-Luke [FML] lives in Cape Town with the husband, the kid and 2 cats. In 2003 she graduated from Cape Technikon with ND: Fashion and also did a year of design encompassing Graphic, Interior, Industrial, Textile and Jewellery design disciplines. Faatimah is a founding partner of successful designer brand, adam&eve and has honed her skills, having participated in numerous fashion weeks and international exhibitions for the last 10 years. Eight months ago, she resigned from fashion to focus on Art, Interior design and working with new materials. Her current focus is creating large-scale art made of plastic building blocks. Her fascination with creating artwork from minute blocks comes from her love of minute detail and intricate patterns. She discovered the art of Tessellation i.e. a highly symmetric, edge-to-edge tiling using a simple porcelain shape on a recent trip to Morocco. She loved how surface was painstakingly adorned to perfection and hopes to highlight and recreate the art form with modern materials. This medium creates both nostalgia and relevance, while being appreciated by all ages and backgrounds. With numerous art fairs and gallery exhibitions under her belt featuring abstract pieces she plans to experiment with landscapes and portraits next.
As with many creative people Al's journey into the arts began at home, with a free-spirited mother and a father who flourished in order and structure with a background in traditional carpentry. He learned early on that structure and knowing your tools would allow him the freedom to create with confidence and a willingness to keep searching. Even though he has a strong background in art and design, it has never made him stop evolving in his quest to create a unique creative aesthetic.
His artwork incorporates an expressive abstract style with the aim of visually translating personal and societal behaviour and connection. He creates work that is considered, encompassing many interesting details rather than a single focal point. Thus far he has explored this style through a variety of media with a current focus of spray paint, acrylic paint and liners.
The intention of the artist is to create and expose a new African style which challenges the definitive global views and opinions of the continent.