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Size : 14 X 10.5 in | 35.6 X 26.7 cm
Medium : Mixed Media on Paper
Style : Expressionism
Created in : 2006
Sold by : Artist
Surface : Shipped Rolled unless rolling not possible
Lot No : MA225852
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About Artist

Waseem Mushtaq Wani was born in 1973 in Kupwara in Kashmir. He is a founder member of Contemporary Art Foundation ( NGO to practice and promote art awareness in Kashmir), which was active from 1995 to 1999. He received a BFA degree from the Institute of Music & Fine Art, Srinagar in 2000 and an MFA in Painting from Visva Bharati Santinekatan in 2003. He has participated in numerous exhibitions of contemporary art as well as held solo exhibitions of his work. In 2007 Waseem was one of the invited artist in the Khoj Kasheer International Artists Residency at Srinagar. In 2008, Waseem presented two Short Films ( Rahi Zindagi tu Phir Milenge and Shopkeeper) in the workshop ‘Logistics of Perception: Images from Conflict Zones’ organized by MAJLIS( Mumbai) at Adi Shakti Pondicherry. In 2009 he was invited as one of the artist in the workshop IMAGINE PEACE by Khoj International Artists, Khirki New Delhi. He is currently a lecturer in the department of Fine Art, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh.

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Formerly, the image illustrated the text (made it clear); today, the text loads the image, burdening it with a culture, a moral, an imagination. (Roland Barthes) The book is not in the World The world is in the Book (Edmund Jabes) …since then words do not cease to conceive worlds. Growing rapidly, multiplying to an incommensurable extent. I know some painters would pride over hatching/brooding an alternative world bereft of words – beyond words. A translingual world of unpronounceable experiences (as some mystic would claim). A moment came where such claims (of Modern Art/Modernism) were ripped apart by its bachelors. Debunked as confiscating a fake autonomy. Orders were reversed. Writing over speech, hyper-reality over reality, provincial over original, irrational over rational, play over seriousness, contingent over permanent. For instance, the German neoexpressionist George Baselitz signed his representational canvases upside down. Tantamount to literature of silence, Yves Klien’s (the minimal/conceptual artist) exhibition stating void was supplemented with nothing on the walls. Mystery, illusion, depth, the most cherished attribute of art were put on trial and Spoofed. Bewildered, bedazzled or provoked, you the reader/onlooker may locate me somewhere in there dancing on the razor edge whose one side is coated with a whooping painter and the other side is a glitter of an artist disconcerted with the ever-melting line between words and the things they stand for.