KARACHI: In the latest work of artists Emaan Mahmud and Sana Dar, which is on display at Full Circle Gallery, one can see that they have used techniques and heavy colours to express their thoughts through paintings.
The artistic exhibition titled ‘The Fractal Nature of Things,’ is a two-person group show that is open for the public till October 21.
Mahmud describes her work to be heavy on colours, in which one can find abstract art with technical experimentation in it. According to Mahmud, she takes a lot of inspiration from the social media networking site Instagram. “There is so much information out there [on Instagram] and it is also a visual treat,” she added.
Referring to her work, Mahmud said she mostly used different shades of blue in her paintings. This depicts oceans and mountains, which call out for a natural feel but has more of an emotional feel to it, she added. Mahmud, who is a contemporary artist based here in Karachi, delves more into artistic work by taking inspiration from places she has traveled to. Naming a few locations such as Hawaii in United States and Fairy Meadows in Pakistan’s northern areas, Mahmud said these places make her happy and from them she takes inspiration.
Meanwhile, Lahore-based artist Sana Dar’s work is mostly based on cut work and layering. “This collection is very personal to me,” Dar said, adding that through these paintings she has tried to depict layers, either masking or unmasking of oneself. “These paintings portray what I was going through in my life at that time,” she said.
Dar’s paintings mostly have colours, layering and some solid cut work. Terming these personal drawings to be very instinctive, Dar said that she used free-hand to paint these pieces. According to her, these detail-oriented pieces of art work define conflict within oneself.
Published in The Express Tribune, October 8th, 2016.