Art in Pakistan: Action, Reaction and Reflection
I just let the artist speak
“My imagination has always been an incredible driving force in my life, and has influenced almost everything related to me; being the most natural and easiest way for me to express myself.
For my art I have used wood and its various shades, after being burnt to different degrees with the help of burning tools, to render portraits of diverse personalities.”
“Putting the tools on a blank piece of wood to burn it to my desire, and bringing something to life somebody else has only envisioned until now – that is how I understand the marvel of art.
I have chosen wood because it is the ancient ornament of nature as well as the most common commodity for burning. I have used this aspect to burn the portraits of people, to reflect the burning emotions and feelings of individuals and society around me.
Just as the pain and suffering received in life leave their marks on a human soul, the burning wood screams out the pain in the form of an image on human emotions.“
“In my installation I have used mirrors, first to reflect the images of my work and second to involve the viewer by looking at his own image in it and feeling himself or herself as part of the display.”