“Macro social, political, and cultural issues plague our psyches and understanding how they manifest themselves in my life is my main area of inquiry” says Marium Habib. Growing up confronted her with several physical and psychological dialectical phenomena and so she endeavours to embody the 1970’s feminist slogan “the personal is political” in her practice. Staying within the personal sphere “frees me of the danger of being presumptuous.”
As her work is largely confessional, she uses personal images she has collected over time, as her source material. She abstracts them slightly and uses the figures and symbols to invoke a psychological narrative as she explores identity, culture and gender.