Category: MA Visual Arts: Fine Art Digital Blog

The blog documenting my journey as I complete a Masters of Visual Arts from University of the Arts London, 2017-2019

These streets will make you feel brand new…

These streets will make you feel brand new…

Ah that hasty but memorable trip to New York. Three days, does anyone go halfway across the world for three days? I had guests at home, Mohammad was in charge of Ayla, Manahil and Rayyan. And I, got to hang out with my best friend from highschool (Phd student at Cornell 😮 :o) andddd visit the MET!!!! But let’s start from the beginning. One not exhausting (once you have kids, every plane ride without them is a blessing) plane ride and four flights of stairs later we had a happy reunion. Followed by a lot of sushi eating, time square-ing, …

Critical Evaluation

Critical Evaluation

Returning to art after an emotionally gruelling period; at the start of this MA I felt a lot of uncertainty about the way forward. To alleviate this, I explored Jeddah in the face of its cultural obstructions for artists. Finding my place here was rather like water wearing away at a stone. Eventually I developed a love for the mosaic art abundant in the region and encountered projects that inspired me to create a meaningful project of my own. To execute this project I returned to the struggling city of Karachi. Based abroad, the collaborations that helped this project come …

Constellation

Constellation

That’s the name of the lightbox + squares installation. Constellation. Isn’t that brilliant? Let me tell you why… Constellations represent pathways in the sky, markers that lead you to beautiful things. The patterns may have little significance, but they lead you to the richness of the universe. They are a natural map in the sky. Once they are placed on the lightbox, the squares exhibit a murky blueness reminiscent of deep ocean or deep space. #Constellation is an unused hashtag I intend to invite people to use Small random fact: My name means constellations I read this article and the …

Final Tutorial

Final Tutorial

Mixed feelings as we approach the last few weeks of the final term. I’m so excited that we learnt so much over the past two years and are getting the chance to work together in the final show. But I’m also sad, it’s been such a great experience, I don’t know how i’ll feel once this chapter is closed. The final tutorial happened some time ago, but I only just realized I haven’t turned the notes into a post yet. The final tutorial was bittersweet for sure. Jonathan is an amazing person to talk to, a great listener and guide, …

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