A solo exhibition of the works of artist Anjum Ayaz was recently held at Ejaz Art Gallery in Lahore. On display were stunning sculptures of art that art lovers saw and appreciated.
For the artist, everything in this world is to be touched, tasted, to be heard, felt and imagined. For him the challenge is in how to grasp it, comprehend it by searching and exploring it. To him, form is perpetually kinetic in terms of refraction of retina acting as medium. For the artist, constant is stagnation and movement makes meaning pragmatic, change opens up new horizons. He takes a form as a complete entity, pregnant with meaning, touching the orbits of totality. It ultimately leads towards the finality of its meaning.
In the words of Anjum Ayas, “Experimentation is a constant probe-with countless probable possibilities.”
His work is mostly in stone, marble and steel with calligraphic work on some. He presents varied concepts and notions ranging from Chinene culture to sports, family and relaxation. His sculptures are sometimes a part of the landscape and highlight a sense of emptiness and space that surrounds it. Most of his sculptures are thought provoking and bring out various notions. The observer is obliged to ponder on the outcome and feelings depicted through the piece as it provides extraordinary composition.
Anjum Ayaz graduated in fine arts from Pakistan in 1970 and has worked with Sadequien on calligraphic paintings. He has had numerous local and international exhibitions, the latest being in Frances Keevil Gallery, Double By, Sydney in 2018.