The real artist’s work is surprise to himself. A great painter is the one who has something to say. He thus does not paint men, landscapes or furniture but an idea. While conceptualizing, our thoughts are unrestrained; limitations only weigh on the wings of an idea as it soars wild and free on the updrafts of possibility. Creative freedom allows us to do anything imaginable, anything at all. I waited a long time before this series of work started to unfold. My palette of skills, experiences, desires, complexes, yearnings, pains and joys all took their tool before they could move an enriching meaningful discovery. There is no literal interpretation of thoughts; rather the pleasure of the medium and the process of painting have transformed my palette into an image. While doing these paintings, I have seen images change, conflicts resolve, emotions settle, bitterness turn sweet, monsters becoming friends. It has been a discovery, a transformation, like alchemy. The play of textures and the chemistry of different materials have provided an exciting challenge, a fascination to explore, to discover surface from surface, a desire to let go, to unlearn. It is an intriguing new journey.
Biography: BORN: September 8, 1977 in Lahore,PAKISTAN EDUCATION: 1996 – 2000 Bachelor of Fine Arts from Hunerkada College of Visual and Performing Arts, Islamabad Major Subjects: Painting Minor Subjects: Sculpture, Miniature and Print Making GROUP EXHIBITIONS: December 2002 Convention Center, Islamabad August 2001 Art Extravaganza held at PC Hotel Rawalpindi October 2000 PC Hotel Bhurban July 1999 Swiss Embassy, Islamabad GROUP PROJECTS: July 2002 – Sept 2002 Painted 12 murals, which will be on permanent display at the Ayub National Park, Rawalpindi. The team comprised of 2 members. April 2002 Designing and fabrication of the highly decorative entrance gates for the Spring Festival held at Auyb Park, Rawalpindi. The team comprised of 3 members. September 2001 High Relief of the Siachen Glacier prepared for the Baloch Regiment for the Defense Day celebration. The relief won the 1st prize. The team comprised of 3 members October 1997 Interior d?cor of “All That Rocks” restaurant for the Halloween night. The team comprised of 8 members ACHIEVEMENTS: First Position in the 6th Annual Thesis display at Hunerkada in November 2000 First Position in Oil Painting category at the Art Extravaganza held at PC Rawalpindi from 7th to 14th August 2001
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