At a recent show held at a local gallery the artist Abid Hasan seems live a man in guest of an identity He says:
A man in search for a lost identity, helpless, and weak, struggles for each inch of `breath, but can’t find a way out, and at that point it is the believe in a divine existence, that can control things beyond his power and knowledge, that keeps him going.
My work depicts a path to hope, with light and dark regions subtly blended in my paintings to depict the beauty of the quest for spirituality. Bare-footed, and unarmed you walk your path and a sudden burst of light from the scorching sun shines upon you, which can burn inches deep of flesh, and your body aches to your soul, but your pain is the breaking of the shell that confines your understanding.
My work illustrates the spiritual connection that one knits with a belief in a power so strong that it can undo fate. When knots keep on tightening as much as they begin choking you, you’re on the brink of losing consciousness and there’s no help you can find, only ‘hope’ is what keeps you striving for better.
Your quest is a path you walk, not a path you will join, and multiple doors unfold on your path if you strive hard enough, and it’s upon you to give a ‘Dastak’ on one. And with every door, a slight pat on the back or the tiniest ray of hope will lift you up to keep on persevering.