Over the Influence is pleased to present It’s Already Tomorrow, Bisma Hussain’s first solo exhibition.
Bisma Hussain’s vibrant and arresting paintings offer intimate portraits of domestic life that convey the resilience of the human spirit with extraordinary emotion and immediacy.
Born and raised in Lahore, Pakistan, Hussain turned to painting at sixteen to cope with debilitating chronic pain. On a personal and cultural level, her undiagnosed illness was met with confusion, disbelief, and denial. Her art- making practice evolved from a need to transform her anguish, isolation, and frustration into something generative, meaningful, and capable of expressing the inexpressible. By exposing what is otherwise unseen the artist both validates and champions the experiences of those suffering from invisible illnesses. “My paintings show what I don’t have the words to say.”
Bisma Hussain (B. 1995, Lahore, Pakistan) is driven by her personal experience with chronic pain. Her paintings offer intimate portraits of domestic life that convey the resilience of the human spirit with extraordinary emotion and immediacy. Rendering her figures and interiors in a vibrant super-saturated color palatte. Hussain’s works champion the place of joy, healing, and hope in everyday life. Painting since she was sixteen, Hussain received her Bachelor’s in Fine Arts from the National College of the Arts in Lahore, Pakistan.