Soft Circle’s Hisham Akira Bharoocha has a hybrid style to his work, whether it is music or design. In his newest works, Bharoocha combines visual art with photography, nature with man, and chaos with culture.
These specific works deal with the thought-process of the mind. Bharoocha is deeply inspired by meditation, and this is evident in his art. He fuses the Third World and Eastern world with the Western world through his combination of photography, design and illustration. The vibrancy and chaos of the images directly contrast the photographs they are layered over.
The image to the left illustrates the allure of the Western world as a child holds a mirror to his face. What does he see himself as? The clearly visible snake is watching over this unaware child. This image and the snakeskin represent the temptation of this world; it is unknown and dangerous, yet still fascinating.
Many of the images’ subjects are speaking or seeing illustrations rather than words. We live in a creative world; however, we also live in a materialistic world, and tend to see things has objects rather than something with any deeper meaning.
Each image is chaotic in its own, logically absurd way; and each inspires deeper thought, which is exactly what Bharoocha intended.
For more information on the artist and his work, visit Hishamb.net.