Karachi-based artist, Noor Yousuf is a graduate of Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture (2003). She then went on to completing her MA Art & Design Studies at the Mariam Dawood School of Visual Arts and Design, Beaconhouse National University, Lahore (2016).
The artist works to understand man’s need to survive – their resilience and strength. She talks about different struggles or misfortunes and the complexities of life. Thus, she divulges in a dialogue about the human condition as well as their capability to counter hardships.
She talks about unfathomable possibilities as an individual acquires spirituality as “the heart is a place which never runs out of space; it grows with human strife and a search for spirituality”. Yousuf analyzes the connection between the heart, body and soul.
The artist uses the nest in her artwork as a symbolic space that serves as a breeding ground for human emotions – a space where human concerns are dug out and given allowance to exist. The human body itself represents an expanse where these human sentiments dwell, building within it a history as well as the future.
Yousuf’s work is ever evolving. She incorporates several different mediums in her work, freely exploring acrylics and oil alongside shaping brass sculptures that are a relief from the more popular clay or wood works.
The artist’s work was displayed in the exhibit The Heart Nests, a solo show at Khaas Gallery, Islamabad (2014).
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