ISLAMABAD—High Commissioner of Canada, Wendy Gilmour opened the exhibition titled “Hidden In Plain Sight” at Satrang Gallery on Monday.
The exhibition “Hidden In Plain Sight” showcased Mohsin’s heavily detailed, large scale paintings juxtaposed with Aliya’s small scale yet vibrant ceramics.
Regardless of the conventional mediums both artists have executed their ideas in a personal yet unorthodox manner. Mohsin’s intricate paintings create the illusion of a chalkboard and brick walls. This nostalgic and familiar imagery is embellished with different motifs and animal figures representing important moments in his life.
His strength lies in providing an experience where the work is far more than what it appears to be.
Aliya’s style revolves around storytelling and high spirited visuals. The sculptural aspect of the forms opens up to endless possibility of creativity hence each work narrates a different story.
Her fanciful imagination, visualized through ceramics, provides an immersive experience for the viewers.
Aliya also addressed the importance of functionality balanced alongside aesthetics by using glazes which are edible.