Faisal Asghar (b.1978) graduated from National College of Arts, Lahore, Pakistan in 2004 with a BFA degree in painting, after having qualified for a Diploma of Associate Engineering in 1998. He has taught at various institutions including Lahore College for Women University, National College of Arts (Multimedia and Design department), College of Art and Design, University of the Punjab, Lahore and Fatima Jinnah Women University, Rawalpindi.
Asghar’s imagery revolves around the social and natural environment of an individual. The artist makes use of several metaphors to narrate his story. He aims to capture the inevitable changes that take place in nature and society, causing a disturbance in the lives of individuals.
In this particular collection he uses crows as a metaphor for different societal pressures that infiltrate into the life of an individual. The artist illustrates images of wire mesh that separate the figures and the birds representing the barriers that are erected to keep external influences at a distant. However, the artist depicts these crows as cutting through the wire, representing how society makes its way into a person’s life, influencing his/her decisions.
His work was a part of Khwab aur Ilham at Khaas Art Gallery, Islamabad (2011).
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