Opening Date: Saturday, 23rd April 2011 | 6:00 pm
Join us at Faraar for an exhibition of paintings by Babar Moghal
Babar Moghal was born in Jacobabad and raised in Karachi. Now a full-time painter, Babar graduated from the Karachi School of Art and holds solo and group shows at local galleries.
“My art used to be inspired by rock music, but as I evolved, I felt restricted by a single subject. I now paint without preconceived ideas and the process is exciting and unpredictable. Anything can happen …”
People often wonder about the role of a curator in a solo show. The relationship between a curator and an artist is that of an observer watching the fascinating growth of a seedling into a fully blossomed plant. I have been watching Babar Moghal’s artwork grow and take shape over the last three years. Since his show at the V.M Gallery, Babar’s work has gone through a journey looking inward for inspiration and looking into his past experiments with different mediums. In a world of commercialism and phony politics, it is heart-warming when one comes across people who stay true to their calling. Bringing his art work to the center stage, for me, is a way of applauding this down-to-earth man who has completely dedicated himself to the act of creation.
Babar Moghal has perfected the creation of surreal art over the years. He does not subscribe to a school of thought, other than painting, nor does he feel the need to showcase the world around him via his canvases. What he does do is take the viewer on a journey into the deepest corners of his mind. He is at peace with the universe and creates as naturally as he breathes. Babar hopes that the viewer will find a common thread from the collective subconscious via his images and feel the same sense of wonder, as he does while creating each piece.