GLOSS Volume 1, Issue 5 - 2018 - Page 47

ART Neices What sparked your interest in becoming an artist? I was always interested in colours and shapes from a very young age, but I never wanted to be an artist. Unlike many Pakistani parents, my parents always wanted me to become an artist and supported my talent. They wanted me to go to an art school, which ultimately I refused and ended up going to a business school after finishing my basic education in art. What inspires your work? What kind of art do you create? Mostly, I get inspired by people, the social issues around me and how they interact with the society. I like to create art which speaks to the viewer. I like to create art that is not only nice to look at but has a message behind it. Mukhtara Mai, Benazir Bhutto, Malala, Noor Jahan and so on, depicting their public image and their private personalities. I have shown my work at Dubai, London, Islamabad, Lahore and Bedford. What role does the artist have in society? I would say that artists are public speakers, except they have a different way to communicate. They use their paintings to converse with the public about a particular topic or an issue. Any specific message you are trying to convey via your work? Since my inspiration comes from the social issues, I use my art to convey my point of view on a specific issue. It could range from mother-child relationship to women’s rights and even adultery. Sometimes the concept of one of my collection flows into another collection. However, there are times when my work is on an entirely different topic. What is your art philosophy? Since art is something that should be able to engage the viewer in any form at any level, it is something to ponder about. Thus, I can say that my art should be able to trigger emotions in a viewer. Tell us a little about your previous exhibitions and the concept behind each exhibition? I have taken part in various group shows around the world, and each collection had a different concept. The theme of one of my solo-show was inspired by the women around me and their role in our society. The other focused on prominent Pakistani women, such as 47 A R T Neices What sparked your interest in becoming an artist? I was always interested in colours and shapes from a very young age, but I never wanted to be an artist. Unlike many Pakistani parents, my parents always wanted me to become an artist and supported my talent. They wanted me to go to an art school, which ultimately I refused and ended up going to a business school after finishing my basic education in art. What inspires your work? What kind of art do you create? Mostly, I get inspired by people, the social issues around me and how they interact with the society. I like to create art which speaks to the viewer. I like to create art that is not only nice to look at but has a message behind it. Mukhtara Mai, Benazir Bhutto, Malala, Noor Jahan and so on, depicting their public image and their private personalities. I have shown my work at Dubai, London, Islamabad, Lahore and Bedford. What role does the artist have in society? I would say that artists \HXXXZ\^\^H]BHY\[^H[][X]K^H\HZ\Z[[˜۝\H]HXXX]H\X[\X܈[\YK[HXYXY\YH[H\HZ[۝^HXH[\ܚ”[H^H[\][ۈY\HHX[\Y\H\H^H\۝^H^H[وY]ۈHXYX\YK][[BH[\X[[][ۜ\Y[&\Y[][Y[\KY][Y\Hۘ\وۙHو^HX[ۈš[[\X[ۋ]\\H\H[Y\[^Hܚš\ۈ[[\[HY\[X˂]\[\\[O”[H\\Y][][HXH[YHHY]\[[HܛH][H][ ]\Y][ۙ\X] \B[^H]^H\[HXHY\[[[ۜ[HY]\[\H]HX][\][\^X][ۜ[Hۘ\Z[XX^X][ۏ’H]HZ[\[\[\ܛ\\[Hܛ [XXX[ۈYHY\[ۘ\ H[YHوۙHو^H\\[\YHHY[\[YH[Z\H[\Y]KH\\YۈZ[[Z\[HY[X\