Although my major was painting, I developed interest in photography. Nature has always been an influence in my life. The place where I reside is a major attraction for tourists for its phenomenal beauty. Over the years, commercialism has turned it into a burial spot with environmental degradation. Experiencing the entire transformation created a stronger emotional attachment with mother earth. Human divergence from the natural world occurred in parallel with technological developments, changing man’s interaction with nature. This separation was made possible by the construction of enclosed spaces in which man was sheltered from the elements of nature. I began with photography to reflect my imagination which led to transformation into more complex imagery resulting in interesting scenarios. I used the technique of panoramic view with various picture modes; (mirror image, x-ray vision, etc.) to formulate a starting point for my concept. The colorful elements in the buildings and monuments are a representation of man’s synthetic attempt to reclaim what was destroyed and exploited. The colors also serve the purpose of depicting man’s memory of nature he grew up around. The spiritual experience and widespread affiliations with natural metaphors appear to be rooted in the evolutional history of mankind originating in eras when people lived in much closer contact with nature than most people do today. Hence, the vivid and vibrant nature of colors provoking nostalgia.
Education: Bachelors in Fine Arts (Painting)
National College of Arts, Rawalpindi
Work Experience: Drawing T.A.
National College of the Arts, Rawalpindi.
Light Space And Time Gallery Figurative Online Competition.
Thesis Display at National College of Arts.
Emerging Artists 2014 V.M Art. Gallery Karachi.
Emerging Artists Show Rohtas Art Gallery Islamabad.