Madiha Hyder

“I enjoy the idea that my paintings take on open-ended thematic inferences and offer themselves to myriad variables,-” says the talented Madiha Hyder.
Hyder (d. 1983) graduated from the Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture, Karachi in 2006 with a distinction in Painting. The artist’s hyper realistic paintings assume a socio-political nature, where she illustrates the life of the common man – their thoughts, sentiments and every day troubles. The artist aims to document intangible human sensibilities¬- that might go ignored as we go through our daily lives.
The artist does not set hypothetical scenes or staged situations. Her characters are real. She draws inspiration from real life narratives by making her work more relatable. Hyder brings the viewer face to face with the nature of her chosen characters- their sorrows and afflictions, the innocence they possess or the malice within their eyes, their internal conflicts and indecision or even their subconscious.
Furthermore, Hyder describes her work as “portraits of ordinary people physically immersed in the chaos of the day and yet trying to find some impossible measure of quietude.”
The artist’s work was displayed in Doppelganger, a group show at Khaas Gallery, Islamabad (2015).

Madiha Hyder

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