A group show recently unfolded at Studio 7 showcasing work by five artists.
Aisha Bashir seems to be fascinated by the sentimental value of substances, routines, sensibilities that are embedded in the life around her. She sees home as a space where belongings are kept, trivial matters arise within. In the series of Ghar, she shows a connection to a abode through various things. It is more of a layout of where one belongs.
Amna Suheyl’s work reflects loss in various shapes, threading along with themes of violence, displacement and transience, both physical and emotional. Her textured prints bring out clarity of illusionary figures. Through various elements including swings, text and various territories, she showcases the meaning of searching for identity.
Fahad Saleem Faridi’s artistic concern stems from always having to deal with self-conflict regarding every aspect of life. It is a concern that everyone shares to some degree, making it both a pursuit deeply personal and universal. He represents visuals from the human face and disfiguring them in a manner that they lose their identity. In essence, his work is how he visualizes internal conflict which brings about an individual to question the identity.
Shehzil Raza’s work focuses on the daily routine and daily postures of a fat person and what difficulties they face and how hard they try to get accepted in the society. There is a variation in her images as some are serious and some are humorous. The technique she uses is Linocut.
Noreen Ali Parpia’s work is highly influenced by everyday experiences, the people, places and objects. Her work reflects upon breaking barriers and soaring free. She shows her work in woodwork with amazing finesse and detailing. ‘Middle of nowhere’ is a series that shows human faces with bland expressions and with no sense of belonging.