Halima Cassell

Halima Cassell was born in Pakistan and brought up in Manchester. Now living and working in Lancashire, Cassell’s work fuses her diverse cultural roots with a fascination for African pattern work and a passion for architectural geometry. Combining strong geometric elements with recurrent patterns and architectural principles, Cassell’s work utilises definite lines and dramatic angles giving the work an astonishing sense of movement. Halima concentrates on simple forms as the basis of her work maximising complex surface pattern in combination with heavily contrasting contours. This approach creates the compelling drama and playful dynamism that characterises her work. Of her practice Cassell says:

"I create a mood and feeling of dynamic tension in my work by playfully manipulating the planes and facets of the patterns against each other. When creating a piece, the most exciting moment for me is when my flat designs become dramatically transformed when charted over a structure and then taken to another level by heavily carving into it. The hue of the material body is crucial because I rarely use colour, I also rely on the piece itself to dramatise the tones and textures through the effects of light and shadow."

Halima Cassell
Noir by Halima Cassell Fandango by Halima Cassell Sema by Halima Cassell Rococo by Halima Cassell Cursive by Halima Cassell Tulip by Halima Cassell Fugue by Halima Cassell Pendula by Halima Cassell