Ayisha Karabasic is a young emerging mixed media artist raised in the Brisbane Suburbs. Miss Karabasic is inspired by the feminist art movement however with a contemporaryvision she uses its history to explore themes such as sexuality, female anatomy, identity, and body types. Cindy Sherman, Marina Abromovic and Judy Chicago are her peak inspirations which influences can be seen throughout her works. Being a mixed media artist Karabasic uses various types of mediums and equipment including,watercolours, photo manipulation, acrylic paint, graphite pencils, charcoal and pastels (oil and chalk pastels), clay, embroidery and found object.
Early on in her career she participated in an art extension programme at Brisbane Bayside State Collage. By 2014 this had convinced her to volunteer as a face painting artist at local cafes, carnivals, play centres and schools where she developed astounding body art and face painting skills. By 2016 she had graduated from Brisbane Bayside State College with a Gold Arts Award and a scholar media studies Certificate. This then later guaranteed her place in a watercolour workshop with ‘The Stable Art and Design Life Drawing Studio’ enabling her to display a series of work in the Woolloongabba Urban Paradise Gallery.
After offering much of her time to her art practice, early June 2017 was a celebration as she gained a showing of her experimental works at Brisbane Bayside State Collage. There she demonstrated her passion for the visual arts pathway by producing a figurative series and creating a collaborative Mascot Mural which still stands there today. More recently Karabasic has graduated from a Diploma in Visual arts in addition to creating a series of nude works for the 2018 Graduate Exhibition showcase held at Technical and Further Education, Queensland.Currently Karabasic is working with the University of Canberra to attain a Bachelor in Visual Arts. Her recent works are based on the female figure and how feminism can be portrayed as well as perceived.
“Throughout my arts practice I have gained an interest with using the mediums charcoal, plaster and embroidery. On these pieces I investigate the female body and the various body types the world has to offer. By exploring the female figure I hope to shine light on equality and female empowerment”.
“Cat’s out of the bag” (2020)
This embroidery series was made to directly reflect themes of female empowerment, sexuality and acceptance.
This image is 1 out of a 3 part photography series and made for the purpose of questioning the relationship between figure and landscape.
See me (2020)
I believe confrontation and directness will inspire change in female society. This compiled photograph demonstrated these direct and open beliefs.
Digital painting referencing female genitalia along with concepts such as “The future is female”. This is done with the clever use of high contrast colours and sharp shapes that seem to float around the painting.