Striking, bright and bold, A. S Rind once again captures the attention of art critics and art enthusiasts at his recent show. Heavily symbolic and full of life, A. S Rind exhibits his paintings of distorted sensuous women.
The women Rind paints are sensual and provocative. Their plunging neck lines and shapely bodies are sensual and suggestive. As always, Rind has used distortion which is perhaps representative of the way the artist feels how women/their thoughts/feelings are “distorted” and presented in the society we live in.
As always Rind has incorporated birds and floral motifs and foliage into his work. Birds, the only animal which is free to fly away at any time, can be seen prominently in his work. By juxtaposing the bird and woman together, the artist may silently be commenting on the how many women in our society and culture are far from free. They’re often tied down by tradition and culture and the general lack of opportunities due to limited exposure/education and so on. The bird is in stark contrast to the life of these women.
The inclusion of text/Urdu alphabet is also not uncommon in A.S Rind’s work. His love for poetry and his close association is perhaps what inspires him to incorporate a part of this rich and lyrical language to his canvas. A vivid colour palette and bold brush strokes are the trademarks of A.S Rind’s work. The detailing and imagery is brought to life with his talent, skill and technique.
His work isn’t just pleasing to look at it, but provides the viewers with a commentary on the times we live in. It forces the viewers to self-reflect and the discuss the possibilities of what the artist trying to share.