The Inventions of Fahd Burki

The Inventions of Fahd Burki
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Daydreams is the first large personal exhibition of the Pakistani artist Fahd Burki. There are over fifty works on display, including drawings, prints, paintings and sculptures. A selection that covers the last fifteen years of the work of the artist, particularly known for his works on paper, using acrylics, charcoal, markers and collage. Burki’s imagination, sometimes playful, other times menacing, draws on multiple sources of interest which range from architecture to fantasy, from nature to science fiction, even following various lines of pop culture as well. The start of his artistic production is characterised by figurative works dominated by symbols, forms and flat colour graphics. Over the years, however, Burki introduced abstract and contemplative elements, lines, geometric forms, grids and repetition, using varying materials, such as acrylics, graphite and pencil, creating barely visible markings. Also on display, a series of works in bas relief where Burki explores the relation between sculpture and painting. Using a palette of light colours, the artist reduces the work to its essential elements, concentrating on materials, weight and form.

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