...Expressive impressions…Three artists, a canvas of feelings.
An exhibition of artists work was held at the peaceniche gallery, “Firaar” meaning escape at the T2F .
“Carving our perspectives, etching the skeletons of our subconscious, we are what you made us.”
Zeerak Ahmed…growing up in artists family, she now studies art at Hiram College ,USA.
She expresses herself with subtle, shaded , faded images, of children that affect her from “Sunday Bazaar” in Karachi. Little afghan boys that she meets every Sunday while shopping. The fading is representive of their unknown past, insignificant present, faded future. Their existence only existent by the faces that we connect with our eyes, for fleeting moments, while they carry our “Bojh”, our materialistic burden. The lifeline of our mundane,plasticized daily existence.In a way she is expressing the entire question of “existentialism”, in a way like Sartre or like Pablo Picasso. She is a very modern painter,in every sense of the word. Individualistic, with a strong social comment. I wish her a bright future.
Shoaib Rizvi has entered the world of painting as a form of expression amongst his varied art persuits like sitar playing, acting in stage dramas. His paintings use the bright colours and imagery that you may find in paintings of common Pakistani painter , sometimes at the back of truck. This beautiful expression colour palette was chosen by these truck or rickshaw art painters because these are the colors available for metal painting. It is his theme of the paintings that shows his deep eye into the visual treasures available all around him, be it in everyday life or the perceptions of others. This young man will do well if he pursues his career in medicine but this painting pursuit should not be given up, only refined. He may gain immensely if he learns the fine art of miniature painting as I can see he touches that.
Abdullah Khan is a 19 year old freshman at ringing College of Arts and Design, Florida. His interest in painting started as he was interested in documenting, archiving his experiences. He creates his “Visual” paintings as experiences, memories. He is greatly influence by people. I find his interactive, paintings, collages as a very modern form of expression, totally creative. Labelling him will be belittling this very entertaining, sensitive artist. I wish him a very bright future too be it in painting or any other media art.
Shoaib with his paintings.