Halima Cassell

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Halima Cassell was born in Kashmir, Pakistan in 1975 and grew up in north-west England, a fusion of cultural environments which shaped her identity and underpins her practice.

Halima’s sculptures are characterised by the interaction of bold forms overlaid with intricate and fluid cut surfaces inspired by architecture and the repeat patterns found in nature. Geometry is the starting point for her designs and she manipulates this to create an illusion of movement and a lively interplay of light and shadow.

Cassell first developed her visual language using clay and over time her practice has naturally evolved to encompass other materials including marble, wood, concrete, bronze and glass, each offering different challenges of mutability and scale.

Commissions include large-scale architectural pieces and a series of sculptures and wall friezes. Her sculptures have been displayed in the public realm to popular acclaim.

Halima Cassell has been awarded numerous international scholarships and residencies in locations including Japan, Pakistan, Italy and Israel.

Her pieces are held in the permanent collections of the Victoria & Albert Museum, London, the Hepworth Wakefield Gallery, the Jerwood Foundation Trust, London, the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge and twenty additional public collections both in the UK and abroad.

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