Founding Director Zihan Kassam is an integral part of Adeo’s creative design process. With 10+ years on the Kenyan art scene, she continues to work as an artist and regional art-writer, exploring critical themes in contemporary art. Adeo art-lovers can visit her private studio to preview the latest paintings from her current series .
Alternating between abstract and figurative painting, each of Zihan's series is different. Rarely using a paintbrush, her imagery is dominated by thick layers of acrylic paint cast with palette knives. While her 'cerebral landscapes' are created in response to the over-stimulation of urban life, her figurative artwork explores relationships, empathy and the psychological repercussions of our social constructs