Emaan Mahmud

Emaan Mahmud (b.1985) trained as a printmaker from Indus Valley School of Art & Architecture, Karachi, graduated with a BFA in 2008. However, since then she has also been dabbling with painting and drawing, increasing her repertoire of work. Mahmud’s practice is process based; perhaps her background in printmaking comes into play. The spontaneity in her personality comes through in her work as she is reckless and experimental in a wholly original and quirky way.

However, a dark side can be discerned as she builds her imagery through murky charcoal strokes that compose her abstractions as well as her figures intertwined within the abstractions. It could be said that her practice lies somewhere in between abstraction and figuration. In her own words she says she treats painting as a meditative process and tries to look for the lyrical verses within, ‘while bringing the distant parts of me closer to the shore.’

The artist has exhibited her work in Two Fold, a two person show at Khaas Art Gallery, Islamabad (2012).

 

Emaan Mahmud

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