Diversity in Unity - Aniqa Fatima
Favorite Quotes: “Do the work. This stuff doesn’t happen out of the blue, get to work and start doing it.” Mohsin Hamid (writer)
“Opening yourself to what you don’t know, and to believe in the unknown” Pierre Soulages (artist)
“To create abstract compositions the artist must develop not only his eyes but also his soul, for only then will he be able to colors in the balance and provide a determining force in the work of art.” Wassily Kandinsky (artist)
Favorite Books: Sufi (Laleh Bakhtiar), Islamic art and spirituality (Seyyed Hossein Nasr), Shabash! Tum kar Sakhtay Ho (Qaiser Abbas), The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People (Stephen R. Covey), The Tao of Islam (Sachiko Murata). Reading Interest: Spiritualism Metaphysics Sufism
Favorite Movies: Terminal 2, Detachment, West is west etc
I have a graduate Diploma in Fine Arts (print-making) from Karachi School of Art along with Bachelors in Philosophy from Karachi University. I have been a part of one of the most prominent special schools of Karachi SCEI for 2 ½ years.
My Work Philosophy: I gave forms to intangible thoughts, thoughts which solve questions. My idea is to make the work which stimulates thinking. My painting speaks about subject, matter, knowledge and intuition and it is based on the concept of being and knowing. In these colorful paintings, I used shadows of objects at different times. Forms are simple and expressive; their movement shows the idea behind.
Infinite Movements 1 - Aniqa Fatima
Do you listen to music while creating art?
I like to listen to Asian classical songs, folk qawwalis and instrumentals. I am a big fan of Indian sub continent music like Raags, Gazals etc.
Do you have a day job other than art?
I used to teach Arts at local schools but right now I am just an artist.
What is your intention for viewers of your art?
My idea is to convey viewers my thinking, one should think about what is not visible, develop understanding between inner and outer world, though intuition.
Infinite Movements 2 - Aniqa Fatima
Can you explain your artistic process?
It is a very interesting process from typical realistic painting to abstract painting, my interest develop towards abstraction after seeing work of different abstract artist like Paul Klee, Mark Rothko, Wassily Kandinsky, Mark Tobey etc. I develop my style after studying Philosophy and about Islamic art and architecture and thoughts behind that Art and Architecture.
What inspires you?
When I do something new and creative it makes me relax and satisfied.
I have participated in the 2013 8th September Annual 2nd Juried International Exhibition of Contemporary Islamic Art 1996 7th National Exhibition of visual art at P.N.C.A, Islamabad, Pakistan 2013 15th June Majmua the art gallery Group show. 2013 18th July Astoria Fort Collins Group show.
Searching for a Path - Aniqa Fatima
Have you sold art?
Yes, I have sold few of my art works through exhibitions.
How do you promote your artworks online?
I have a page www.theartroomtelford.co.uk/page185.html
I promote my painting though Blogging, Website and Twitter.
Who are your influences?
I like the work of Wassily Kandinsky, Paul Klee, Mark Rothko, Mark Tobey, Pierre Soulages, Nahid Raza and Zahoor ul Akhlaq. I am also very influenced by Islamic art and architecture.
Can you recommend another artist?
I like to recommend the artist Zahoor ul Akhlaq (Feb. 4, 1941- jan18 1999) was a pioneering artist from Pakistan. He is known for his approach to painting, sculpture, design and architecture. His painting invoked a dialogue between modernist abstraction and many traditional forms and practices found within South Asia. Akhlaq’s influences are from a vast range of sources, which include painting, literature, philosophy, Sufism, dance, and music. His teaching and practice is considered to have had a significant impact on a generation of Contemporary Pakistani art and artist.
Tell us an interesting event in your life?
I think the experience which I get when first time I entered inside the Pyramid of Giza in Egypt, it was a very interesting and unique.
untitled - Aniqa Fatima
Can you tell us about any embarrassing moments?
Embarrassing moments do come in your life, I think it’s a part of life and you learn from it.
If you had a chance to relive life, would you do anything different?
If I could live my life over again I think I would have learned more techniques, studied more and researched more about art.
Can you tell us about your future plans?
My plan are that I’ll continue painting and exhibit my work in different galleries of the world to share my thoughts and views
Can you share some advice for emerging artists?
“Be comprehend to other ideas and thought, promote them and work hard”
It has helped me to promote my work to the world and also to different artists, and their work to see and experience.
Aniqa Fatima - Forms to Intangible Thoughts