A solo exhibit of Zainab Aziz recently unveiled at O Art Gallery in Karachi.
According to Aziz, trust is a very precious word rarely understood; easy to utter but difficult to maintain. Her artistic expression delves into feelings and ideas. She takes the viewers on a journey of pouring the heart out relating to ‘Chinese Whispers’, of sharing. Her canvases speak of distorted messages and misconstrued ideas of our communication.
The monochrome portraits that Aziz presents are symbolic to the feminine gender and how sharing become their companionship only to betray the trust. She sends her message through narrating gestures, signs and movements that we make to communicate our feelings.
Born in London in 1996, Zainab Aziz graduated in Fine Arts (painting) from Punjab University College of Art and Design in 2017 with a destinction. She was also awarded with a gold medal for obtaining first position in BFA in 129th convocation at the University of Punjab. She has participated in various group shows locally as well as internationally, including London, Italy, Singapore, Indonesia and Turkey in her recent past. Zainab’s work revolves around the fragility of a secret and idea of trust. She lives and works in Lahore, Pakistan.