Mahrukh Bajwa completed her MA (Hons.) in Visual Art from National College of Arts, Lahore in 2017. Her premise is mainly mix-media drawing and photography. She has done number of group shows in different cities including Taseer Art Gallery Lahore, Two person Show at Full Circle Gallery and My Artworld Islamabad and has also worked as an independent researcher with a publication to her credit. Currently she has been a part of MA (Hons.) Visual Art NCA as a visiting faculty since 2017. Her work deals with the experience of human existence and narratives surrounding that. Her dialogue is engaged on bringing to fore the innate psychological and emotional sensibilities in relation to others where they can connect to the larger audience.
The apparition of these faces in the crowd;
Petals on a wet, black bough.
__ Ezra Pound
The nature of travelling in a crowd is captured well in this quick poem by Ezra Pound, which is a fleeting action for the observer. In one moment, there is a face, as clear as can be, and in the next it is gone, and likely will never be remembered by the mind. They are apparitions, in one place for one moment, and then gone forever in the next. Somehow your own self becomes a fluid entity losing its materiality in due course.
The work is dealing with the predicament of an observer who is in a dialogue with oneself as well as to phenomenon beyond one's personal parameter and who at the same time wants to see and feel one's share of existence in a Subtle and mocking light. The nature of the experience is defined as comic accounts of an observer in relation to the surroundings where random people are called others. They operate in the social fabric as beings with no serious purpose with their follies and absurdities abound.
Date of Birth: 2019-04-16 in Lahore, Pakistan.
Qualification: MA (Hons.) in Visual Art from National College of Arts, Lahore in 2017. Her premise is mainly mix-media drawing and photography.