India Art Fair 2016
January 28 - 31, 2016
Booth C3, India Art Fair, NSIC grounds, New Delhi, India
We are pleased to announce our participation in India Art Fair with a solo presentation of works by Fahd Burki from the year 2009 – 2014.
About the work:
Fahd Burki’s work is based on constructing a personal mythology of symbolic archetypes that eschews chronological categorization. His formalistic approach is marked by a strong graphic sensibility and a tendency to reduce his ideas to their most essential elements. His static totemic Composites oscillate between body and architecture alluding to states of being, while closed forms and carefully observed symmetry signals an interiorization of possibility, a kind of subjective unity that is only possible in fantasy; the fantasy of omnipotence. Burki’s mythological elsewhere treads the vast terrain between primitivism and science fiction, always searching for the ideal configuration; a universal monumentalism. Often borrowing from contemporary and traditional sources ranging from popular culture to Native American iconography, Burki’s ambiguous visuals maintain neutrality that allows them to remain semantically flexible.
About the Artist:
Fahd Burki graduated from the National College of Arts, Lahore, Pakistan in 2003 and received a Postgraduate Diploma from the Royal Academy Schools, London, UK in 2010. He received the Landseer Award for painting at the Royal Academy Schools in 2009 and the John Jones Award at Art Dubai in 2013. He was one of the selected artists from the Commonwealth countries to undertake a residency at Edinburgh Printmakers in 2013.
Burki’s artworks have been exhibited internationally in galleries and art fairs such as GALLERYSKE, Bangalore, India/ Carré d’Art, Nîmes, France / Liste 17, Basel, Switzerland / Artissima 18, Turin, Italy / Yallay Gallery, Hong Kong /Art Dubai, Dubai, UAE / India Art Summit, New Delhi, India / Grey Noise, Dubai, UAE.
In 2014 a monograph of the artists work was published in association with Skira editore, Milan.
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