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Muhammad Zeeshan



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SHOWS WITH ART ALIVE GALLERY
Contemporary Chronicles
 26th September 2005 - 7th October 2005
 Art Alive Gallery



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Statement

When I began working with my imagery, banana and gun held a different kind of message for me. A symbol of sexuality and a representation of male dominance. But as my imagery began to develop further these symbols held more for me than just sexual connotations. They became a way of life, a nourishing form. Banana is given to babies as their first feed. The replacement of gun in banana's skin represents the adoption of gun as their first feed. A way of nourishing, growing and becoming strong. Hence the gun acts as the first feed wrapped in a soft flexible form, smooth and pleasant to touch. Banana is natures produce, something organic, pure and innocent and the gun in metallic form offers a total contrast. The fact that the gun is installed in banana can hold several connotations. I see it as 'the softness of nature being pierced through with a hard metallic insertion. I believe that most young people before becoming victims of an evil mind are innocent and probably extra sensitive. In the hands of a crafty evil person who uses a sly version of an apparently benign message -divine or otherwise, such youth, innocence and sensitivity are potentially good targets turning them into hardened motivated terrorists. The symbol used banana, steel, cloth and gold color depict the opposite entities and their communion. The result is an inclination towards the baser human instincts-the preference of death over life, shedding blood for trifflles, inflicting pain not comfort, COMPLETE SADDISM.

Biography

Zeeshan completed his B.F.A in miniaturepainting from National College of Arts in 2003. Among his participation in many shows, those held recently cover Morocco, Germany and Karachi in 2005; Japan, Karachi, Lahore and Islamabad in 2004 and exhibition of thesis paintings in 2003. He received the Bhatti Fashion show Scholarship in 2003; Merit Scholarship in 2002 and 2001. His work is held in the collections of Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, Japan; Foreign House of Pakistan; Austrian Consulate; and several personal collections in India, London and Pakistan.


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