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Ambivalence

 

A solo show by Waseem Ahmed opened at Sanat Initiative on April 6th, 2021 represented a powerfully evocative array of paintings on display. He portrayed human figures covered with leaves or in some paintings, appearing in flat black or red hue. The colors hint towards the complex existence of humans on this earth and their relationship with its surroundings while the appearance of leaves expressing his considerable concerns in the society regarding ecology.

 

The incorporation of nature, the juxtaposition of different elements, and hybrid figures seem to create rich layers to his work. These small-scale paintings also comment on the neglected or overlooked relationship between the human and the other species.

 

The show is expected to run until May 08, 2021

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