About my work and my struggles.
Brief moments of clarifying realization and overwhelming anxiety occur when we strip from our mundane routines all the prejudices, preordained logic and learned assumptions about the world that society presents to us. We realize just how absurd the world is when we peel back layers of surface normality and discover that nothing is to be taken for granted.
The anxiety grows as I realize that we as human beings are essentially free. Most of the limitations that apparently hold us back are man-made. The capitalist agenda is to present people with a continuous need or a perpetual hunger that they must work for the rest of their lives to fill. Once we realize that all our traditions, culture, taboos, manners and etiquettes are man-made I become overwhelmed by the fact that things don’t need to be the way they are. This sort of freedom becomes a burden when the passing years taunt you and the new lines and wrinkles on your face mockingly remind you of how you have failed to capture the true essence of being alive. Most of us spend our whole lives confined in the box of societal expectations only to be buried in another box with no guarantee that the society we walked on egg shells to please had ever approved of our conduct.
What I am is an immaterial thinking thing with the faculties of intellect and will. Because my senses can be fooled, I have no reason to believe in the findings of science, the existence of the external world. The comforting sense of reality we hold on to so dearly may be a dream and we have no way to know that we are dreaming. However, I am certain of one thing and that is that I doubt and am perplexed by all that I previously took for granted.
In order for something of complexity to exist it must have come from something more complex. So if a human could have intelligence then he/she must have been created by something of even greater intelligence. (That would be God.)
Work / Education
Curator for The paint Bucket Gallery, Lahore, Pakistan
Visiting Faculty at National College of Arts.
Art writer fot 1947 Mag.
Had numerous art exhibitions in the country.
Curated upto 25 shows with different galleries including The Paint Bucket
National College of Arts (Lahore) 2009-2013
Bachelors in Fine Arts (Honors in Painting)