Miniaturist / Visual Artist
Human perception can present things very sensitively, and for me Art is not just an activity, it is a passion. It is a medium that I use as an activist. I use it to describe my feelings, my pain.
I have chosen the artform of Miniature because of its intricacy and delicacy of brush work, which creates their unique identity. Most of my work is a mixture of traditional and contemporary miniature. I always attracted by the graceful lines, rhythm and depth of colors in a miniature. My work is the constant search for the best way to interpret the ideas expressed by my own ideologies through symbolism.
Born in Pakistan in 1980, I completed my MFA with majors in Miniature Painting from Pakistan. I use a mixture of traditional and innovative techniques in Miniatures. I portray social issues, immigration, humanitarian crises like prostitution, gender discrimination, gender restrictions, trauma, child abuse and killing in my work. I have recently shifted my practice to installation, videos, 3D.
I am creating a dialogue through my art. My art is a reflection of inner connection, immigrants, and nomadic artists who are part of this land. Migration is deeply rooted in my blood. I have carried two cultures; one where i was born and other is this culture where i am trying to re-root myself. Sometimes situations are not in our control, but life always takes us on different voyages. This journey built up a constant transition in my art; personality and experimentation, allows me to evolve my art practice.
I have participated in number of group shows in Pakistan from 2002 to 2011.
I came to Ireland in 2015 and participated in number of exhibitions in Dublin, Co. Laois, Co. Mayo, and Co. Cork. I have been rewarded several residencies with Fire Station Arts Center, Create Ireland, West Cork Art Center and Cow House Studio. I have displayed my solo exhibition at Ballina Art Center, Mayo, and Stradbally Art house. My next solo exhibition is in pipeline in the coming months.
My art pieces are also in the permanent collection of Arts Council Ireland.
I am the recipient of several Awards from Arts Council Ireland, Create Ireland, and different from counties.