Drawn To Form II: Marking New Spaces

Drawn To Form II: Marking New Spaces

Ceramics and drawing both have a long history in South Asian art and culture. These mediums have been the focus of multiple exhibitions and studies over the last many years. While ceramics have a rich presence in our visual culture, they exist largely in the realm of heritage and craft. In contrast, drawing has emerged as an influential contemporary art medium in Pakistan.

Drawn to Form II: Marking New Spaces uses the lens of both history and the present to understand the generative possibilities of ceramics and drawing practices that have remained at once sedimented and evolved. Bringing together five artists from Pakistan whose work addresses conceptual and formal concerns in these mediums, it investigates synergies and intersections between the two. The artists are inspired by the lived environment, the process of archiving, and anxieties around the evolving landscape. The outcome presented here is a poetic and personal reflection on the sublime and the temporal, revealing multiple interpretations for the viewer.

-Aziz Sohail