simply weeks earlier than its tenth anniversary, Koel Gallery in Karachi held certainly one of its biggest exhibitions to this point titled ‘Mera Safar’. The display comprised works via 15 artists who hail from Sindh and are installed artists in modern Pakistani art. Curated by way of Noorjehan Bilgrami and Muhammad Zeeshan, the exhibition encompassed the artists’ personal journeys and the way their individual struggles considering the fact that youth have contributed to their art practices.


Mussarat Mirza created life-sized paintings that addressed the bond among guy and God. In line with Mirza, it is the bond which can't be shown in visuals. Consequently, his visuals mirror upon the adventure of locating oneself spiritually. His portray ‘journey towards’ consists of a doorway with sharp daytime shining thru it. Mirza considers this visual as the beginning of a adventure. Whilst the second one painting ‘Rah-i-Haq’ is an image of a shrine that is considered the location of arrival after mission a adventure. What is exciting about Mirza’s visuals is that he mixes his pigments right into a murky color palette and then permits sand to settle itself into those pigments.

Irfan Gul Dahri showcases five paintings which talk a certain episode of the artist’s existence. Dropping light on his internal demons, the artist feels they have got significantly contributed to his personality constructing. At the same time as looking at his present day body of work, one desires to notice that, in spite of having a exclusive language for each visible, recommendations of anxiety can be felt in them. For instance, in the piece ‘Drawing’, the strokes and features within the photo fly round aimlessly, creating a whirlpool.

An exhibition revolves around the trips of diverse artists via the lens in their past and private experiences

Rehana Mangi’s works of art incorporates miniature and floral snap shots on which she has used the method of pass-sew. According to Mangi, this precise method is a supply of joy that allows her to hook up with her childhood. The visuals no longer simplest address her youth however the subdued shade palette and the software of textures take the viewer back in time.

Maryam Saleem’s installations deal with the divisions in our society and, at the same time, are open for dialogue. Her attractive videos carry a experience of longing and time, especially the video in which she has recorded birds flying throughout a abandoned land, in all likelihood reflecting upon moments which maintain flying away like those birds and which can't be brought lower back.

Abdul Jabbar Gul’s combined media installations replicate upon his early life, while he used to attract with charcoal on his house partitions. Having come a long manner, his contemporary body of labor incorporates diverse artwork, drawings and sculptures depicting one-of-a-kind men; possibly an interpretation of the men who made a distinction in Gul’s existence.

Munawar Ali Syed’s paintings revolves around the 12 months 1981 while he lost his father and brothers and the issue of handling their deaths. Now having lost his mother as properly, his contemporary frame of labor reminisces about the time spent together with his circle of relatives. An interesting massive-scale artwork by using Syed is made on a wall wherein he drew out a composition of objects which includes a chair, a cycle and a cassette, and so on.

with the aid of setting their individual stories on show, it was as if the artists had long gone lower back into their pasts and taken returned stays from that time, recreating those particular moments.

“Mera Safar” was displayed at Koel Gallery in Karachi from February 19 to March 7, 2019

published in , EOS, March seventeenth, 2019