Lyari Expressway

Muzammil Khan’s solo exhibition ‘Lyari Expressway’ opens on April 3, 2018 at Sanat Gallery.

Opening Reception: 5pm to 8pm

The show continues till  April 13, 2018



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. Quoting Muzammil, “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. Born in Karachi, Pakistan in 1987, Muzammil Khan graduated with distinction from National College of Arts Lahore in 2017.


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