Q&A

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When did you find your calling as an artist?

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I have had a keen interest in art since an extremely young age

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Was it from early on that you were able to form your distinct style of painting? What was the process like and what led towards it?

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I think I started developing a distinctive style in my third year of college (NCA). I’ve always painted in a way that has depicted my thought process. It portrays my ideas in a form of a story while also touching people.

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How has 2020 impacted your art practice?

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It has actually impacted my art in a very positive way since I have had plenty of time to practice my skill and polish my concepts.

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You have shown your works at galleries in Pakistan, as well as internationally, and recently hosted a showing at your studio as well. How are the three avenues contributing towards your growth as an artist?

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I think it’s just more exposure for me as an artist which really helps my growth. It attracts a wide audience. Showcasing my art in my own art studio gives me liberty to do it freely and curate in my own way, while showcasing it internationally allows a lot of exposure since I get to meet a lot of new people and share my art with them.

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This solo exhibition showcases your latest series ‘Realm of Reflection’. What makes this series different from the previous one and how are you planning to take this forward?

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My previous series ‘Action, Motion and Action’ basically emphasised on human complexities and all the things that makes humans different from each other. In this series I hope to take the concept further by focusing on how we have so much to learn from every individual we meet and reflect upon our own actions by all the things we learn.

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What are your plans for 2021?

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I hope to share my art with as many people as I can, all around the world, and start my Masters degree!

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Who are the artists that you’re most inspired by? International as well as Pakistani.

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Internationally I really look up Jenny Saville, Max Beckman and Tracy Emin. In Pakistan my favourites are Iqbal Hussain and Sadequain.

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Where do you see yourself in ten years?

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As an internationally established artist and being successful enough that I can create more opportunities for artists in my country.

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What’s the one thing you’d like your audience to know about you or your practice in general?

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My art has a lot of layers to it and it encourages my audience to explore its meaning and form their own perspective about it.



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