Fatima Fletcher was born in Wolverhampton, West Midlands UK.
She has a BA in fine art and an MA in art history and computing.
As a performance artist she worked in public places and galleries across the UK, Canada, US and Europe - “avoiding a good thumping”. Three pieces of her work are in The National Portrait Gallery, London UK. Her VR artwork “Container” was commissioned for the Montréal Biennale.
She now lives and paints in Hong Kong.
Like Vonnegut’s antihero Billy Pilgrim, Fatima Fletcher’s works could be described as having “become unstuck in time” - an ongoing series of paintings using acrylic paints on canvas embellished using traditional gilding techniques.
The figures in her paintings interlap medieval and modern, Tudor and today, both a past and a present; creating archetypal, universal narratives that reveal little has changed over the centuries but our tools and technology.
In ‘On trend Tudor selfie’ we see black teeth, the height of fashion in 1565, together with snapchat filter ears and noses.
In the ‘Nails’ series each small painting takes a woman’s hand detail from classic works and applies ‘nail art’ as practised in contemporary nail salons worldwide.