La Macina di San Cresci



“Artists are interesting creatures. We can be obsessive, dedicated, spirited and single minded in our pursuit for that perfect realisation of our art. We tend to be outsiders and are often that square peg in the round hole, so when you find an oasis like San Cresci you hold on tight -- for it’s that sense of belonging which welcomes you.”
Rebecca Rath , Australia

Discipline: Painting
Country: Pakistan
At La Macina: 2015

  I am a visual artist primarily trained as a painter from The National College of Arts , Lahore, Pakistan.
My father was a renowned Pakistani film director and my mother a very well know and well reputed actor.I was born in Lahore which was the hub of growing Pakistani film world. I started going to cinema at a very very young age and therefore became acquainted with the imaginary world inside the cinema halls. It was there that I first became aware of how women were sexualized onscreen, specially my own mother. This led to inspire my art later.
My work basically highlights issues regarding feminine presence within a culturally male gendered society. This concern grows out of my own experiential knowledge where women in our society are constantly subjugated to remain submissive in many ways , particularly with regard to expressing their sexuality. Also because I had seen my own mother being sexualized onscreen I was compelled to create art that depicted woman as the protagonist and not submissive. I am highly inspired by artists such a Farida Kahlo, Tracy Moffat, Jane Campion and David Lynch.

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