Moving to True North Series

“I believe it’s important to shine a light on the few places in this city where we can come together, without agendas or motives, to just be, create and inspire.”

‘Moving to True North’ is Karimah Hassan’s debut solo exhibition that brings together live music and painting at Unit 31 – the music venue that inspired the artist’s on-going mission to document London’s emerging DIY communities. From music venues, to poetry nights and super clubs, Karimah has been working with creative communities across London. The exhibition spun out of a motive to overcome the stigma of feeling alone in the big city.




‘True North’ is an expression used to describe a personal fixed point; a symbol of who you are at your deepest level. Each painting in the exhibition accompanies a specific cultural venue. The paintings serve two purposes; firstly, to capture the individual act of what it feels like to be lost in the moment, doing what you love. Secondly, to point at the bigger picture - the collective act of creating spaces that make finding your true north possible.



‘Shoot From the Hip and Aim For True North’
Acrylic on Canvas
2019
122 x 152 cm





‘Together We Go Alone’
Acrylic on Canvas
2019
76 x 102 cm





‘The Perfect Time to Fall’
Acrylic on Canvas
2019
76 x 102 cm





‘The Pause Between Breaths’
Acrylic on Canvas
2019
150 x 200 cm





'Moving to True North'
Acrylic on Canvas
2019
46 x 61 cm







'Speaking From the Gut'
Acrylic on Canvas
2019
76 x 102 cm