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ArtworxTO Spotlight: Afifa Bari

Meet ArtworxTO’s Spotlight Emerging Artist Afifa Bari, a contemporary realist oil painter and textile artist based in Toronto. Through representational art, she examines the contemporary world through the lens of capitalism, uncovering consumerist values in her work. She discusses issues around ideas of capitalism, such as poverty and the cycle of consumerism. Her work focuses on material possessions and the desire for materialism in a newly advancing society. She discusses fast fashion trends and the constant desire to purchase more in modern society.

Afifia is the founder of Double Exposure, an Artist Collective, and podcast to create space for all creatives locally and internationally to discuss and share their creative journey. Double Exposure behaves as a learning platform as well as a networking/collaborative space for creatives. She believes that learning and growth are crucial in advancing one’s career and life, and this is best achieved when surrounded by like-minded individuals who share common goals and values as oneself.