In our ATAS Artist Spotlight series, we take a deeper dive into our artists through their work and the creative process and stories behind them.
Zuha Lutfi is a Pakistani artist known for her realistic, observational, and evoking acrylic paintings. Her artwork is inspired by her vision of the world. When Zuha is not painting, she enjoys poetry, prose, and reading. A motto that Zuha goes by is to “keep learning and creating everyday and your horizons will widen”.
This interview has been lightly edited for length and clarity.
“I would love to be a part of anything that helps Alzheimer’s patients”
What is your creative process?
Zuha: To capture peoples’ stories and the beauty of our earth.
Which one of your works is your favorite?
Zuha: This piece is titled “The Distorted Structure of the Human Form”, it reflects upon the physical insecurities of people, especially the youth, that form because of the set beauty standards and how it affects their mental health and self esteem.
If you could travel to any place in the world, where would you go?
What is your favorite piece of artwork that is not your own?
Zuha: A lot of Frida Kahlo’s and Vincent van Gogh’s pieces.
What do you listen to while you work?
Zuha: Korean music, mainly slower softer BTS songs.
Why did you decide to become an ATAS artist?
Zuha: The cause is a splendid one, my grandfather is an Alzheimer’s patient and I’ve watched him reduce to nothing from once such a wise man. I would love to be a part of anything that helps Alzheimer’s patients.