By Kamran Hashim
KARACHI: Muzammil Khan’s work speaks about the loss he had to face when his house in Karachi was demolished by the authorities due to the Lyari Expressway project in 2016. The loss, nonetheless, left a room for a new beginning for him as he captured those moments in his paintings. His visuals consist of bricks, stones, buildings and incorporate personal spaces from photographs he took as well as from his memory.
Muzammil Khan said; “once what was a whole structure, has now come down to bricks and stones. This explains the essence of my body of work in this exhibition”. Making each brick one by one, for Muzammil, his paintings are itself an act of reconstruction. His paintings are on multiple layers of wasli which not only adds beauty to his compositions but a totally different dimension to his creations. He talks about the distance, spaces and levels of memories through the layers. The open doors and windows invite the audience to imagine and explore.
Muzammil Khan was born in Karachi, Pakistan in 1987 and he graduated with distinction from National College of Arts Lahore in 2017.
So if you are an art lover or if you are connected to “Lyari Expressway” by any means, please do not miss this exhibition at Sanat Gallery located at F-39-1/A, Block 4, Clifton, Karachi. The exhibition continues until April 13, 2018.