Hassims work explores the different atmospheres surrounding surging demonstrators, exuberant marathon runners and revelling masses, as well as individual pedestrians, flowing through the city.
Whilst many of Hassim’s works focus on crowds and the passage of life that traverses her home city of London, in 2012, Hassim journeyed to New York to explore another city renowned for its speed and vibrant population. During this short period, she produced works that captured the Occupy movement and iconic areas of New York City, such as Times Square and Grand Central Station. These works will be displayed for the first time at Woolff Gallery during this exhibition.
Graduating from her Fine Art degree at Central Saint Martin’s College of Art in 2000, Hassim was awarded the Kate Barton Scholarship. Her work appears in the London Institute Collection, and has been exhibited globally, including several appearances at London’s Royal Academy, as well as the prestigious Jerwood drawing prize.