I create art to express ideas and narratives through colors and composition, as well as to invoke joy and meaning in the hearts of people. My art is inspired by enlightened encounter with the beauty within people, the magnificence within nature, the diversity within cultures, and by significant events unfolding around us.
As people see my art, I aspire for it to speak to them and turn their sight into insight. I aspire for it to bring them joy, not only due to its aesthetics, but also due to the substance of thought it carries.
Eventually, using the power of art in creating awareness about important topics and seeking collaborations with organizations and patrons, I aim to make a difference.
MY ART JOURNEY
My art journey started with my studies in Architecture, which deepened my appreciation of art and architecture as expressions of humanity’s values and imagination.
Besides creating architectural design and blueprints, I also fell in love with pencil sketching and playing with watercolors.
Question - sketch of a girl from Central Asia aims to capture the narrative in her gaze: As the world around her gets increasingly fragmented, her questioning eyes look for an answer, and deep in her eyes, we find the answer: 'I belong to the great legacy of my forefathers, and from it, I will create a powerful legacy of my own.’ The question remains but the answer sustains.
Question - Pencil sketch of a girl from Central Asia
JUBILEE ARTS FESTIVAL
Later, I explored the versatility of acrylic paints and fell in love with the vibrant colors and interesting textures this medium offers.
Light Upon Light – At the Juried National Jubilee Arts Festival, Los Angeles, CA.
Soon after, my painting titled Light upon Light was selected by the jury as one of the national finalists at the Jubilee Arts Festival organized by the Aga Khan Council for USA.
Human Rights Initiative of North Texas
An invitation from the Human Rights Initiative of North Texas (HRI) provided me with a rewarding opportunity to use my art for the benefit of the refugees served by this organization.
I especially created the painting Leap of Faith to express the narrative of refugees and it was profiled at HRI’s annual concert and art auction called Rock Your HeART Out.
Leap of Faith - Selected by Human Rights Initiative of North Texas
Leap of Faith: The painting expresses how immigrants take a leap of faith to find pathways to their destiny. The seven forms represent the continents, middle form is one’s homeland, and the radiating golden lines are the journeys people take to cross the oceans of fear towards the lands of hope.
My painting titled This is Love was curated by Amy Lewis Hofland, director at the Crow Museum of Asian Art, for the Thanks-giving Foundation’s fall festival. I was honored to be selected for the foundation’s panel discussion on art and compassion along with some wonderful artists.
This is Love - At the Crow Museum of Asian Art, Dallas, TX. with its director, Amy Hofland.
This is Love - Inspired by Rumi’s poetry: 'This is love: to fly toward a secret sky, to cause a hundred veils to fall each moment. First, to let go of life. In the end, to take a step without feet;'
NOW AND FUTURE
I am excited to be working on many new art projects such as Sufi series, Nursery series, Mystical Birds and Planet Earth series among others. I look forward to sharing some exhilarating art with all the patrons and partners.
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