KARACHI: “We exist in spaces, moving through histories of emotion and intellect, of primordial fields and with accumulated resonance,” says Noor Yousuf, an artist whose work goes on display at the Indus Valley School (IVS) Gallery today, May 5.
Yousuf is one of the two artists whose paintings are being exhibited at the show. She graduated from the Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture as a Fine Art major in 2003, while Syed Hassan Mujtaba, whose work is also displayed at the show, is a visual arts graduate from the Beaconhouse National University. “I am in a process.
A process of times, conditions and situations when I feel restricted and confinement surrounds me,” says Mujtaba, adding that he tries to explore those facets of existence that he is unfamiliar with through his work. “I follow what I even don’t want to but this is part of the process of everything which I have around me,” he says.
The work by these two artists comes together as a complete contrast, as Yousuf deals the manifestation of human emotions while Mujtaba explores the influence of space on man and its effect on the human psyche. While moving through space, we interact with the emptiness that surrounds us, explains Yousuf, while explaining how her work engages with this “presence of absence”. The exhibition will continue till May 29 at the IVS Gallery.