Laxmi Hussain: An Artistic Odyssey

Laxmi Hussain: An Artistic Odyssey

by Claudia De-Meis

Laxmi Hussain's artistic journey dances between the realms of elegance and precision, creating a fusion of the abstract and geometry. Her intricate compositions often create the illusion of organic forms within intricately structured patterns, offering viewers a visual experience that transcends the boundaries of both abstract and realistic art.

Laxmi's artistic roots trace back to her childhood, where afternoons melted away in her father's corner shop, lost in the world of sketching. However, it was the birth of her first child that ignited the spark of transforming her passion into a profession. Motherhood became the stimulus of her artistic journey.

Laxmi's inspiration flows from the everyday existence: the human body, the tenderness of motherhood and its ever-changing natural forms. Working across a diverse range of media she incessantly explores new techniques, seeking the perfect marriage between form and subject. 

In her art, she frequently invites the observer to partake in the creative process by leaving elements deliberately incomplete, encouraging introspection and engagement. Her finely detailed line forms are rooted in a fascination with architecture, a subject she studied for several years before becoming disillusioned with the constraints and rigidity of the discipline. 

Blue, an ever-present hue in Laxmi's palette, carries a deeply personal resonance. It stands as a tribute to her mother, whose memory and love are intrinsically intertwined with this colour. Laxmi’s obsession with blue mirrors her poignant journey of self-discovery and creative exploration.

Laxmi has left her artistic footprint amongst some of the most prestigious brands, organisations, and institutions such as Now Gallery, Henry Moore Foundation, Tate, Soho House, US Vogue, H&M, and many others. Her creative expertise ripples into the worlds of fashion, design, and literary expression.

Her artistic journey embodies the power of creativity, resilience, and the beauty of life's unexpected twists and turns. Her work continues to captivate and inspire, welcoming audiences on a visual journey that transcends boundaries and celebrates the limitless possibilities of artistic expression.

Photography: Dunya Opalko