My work revolves around my personal struggle with anxiety. Using drawing and painting as an escape, I find a sense of calm and peace when I work. The journey of exploring the visual potential of colors, shapes and the medium becomes therapeutic for my anxious nerves. My imagery mostly involves the use of cactus and familiar spaces. It is probably because I often plant cactus at my home and in my studio and hold great affinity for it. Similarly, the places I paint are inspired by the unforgettable time I spent with my grandmother. Painting familiar surroundings, people, and things leaves a meditative impact on me and also complements the process of my work.
کب نکلیں گے؟
Noor ul Huda
My work is based on a life-altering experience that I had in my past. Having to live in a single congested room with 5 of my family members for 8 long years, left a substantial impact on my life even after years of moving out. This series of mixed media artworks depicts a recollection of those moments and experiences. It includes visual representation of some of the ordeals faced, that continue to haunt me still.
Portrayal of Sacrifices in Pakistani Families
The work is founded on a profound interpretations of my deepest thoughts, secret emotions, firm beliefs and observations. I am looking at the emotional connections between our biological relatives.
I attempted to depict common people’s sacrifice stories. Along with the human body, I included goat heads as a sacrificial symbol. It depicts the sacrificial nature of mankind, how we all sacrifice for one other, especially our blood relatives. All of the paintings depict various storylines and imagery that relate to my theme. The idea underlying my work is broad enough so that the bulk of my viewers can relate to the concept behind my art pieces. I try to have the audience think about the artwork and then experience its depth.