The first monograph devoted to Lahore-based artist Fahd Burki, covering a decade of his unique works on paper.Continua a leggere
with an essay by Murtaza Vali
Fahd Burki is known for his works on paper employing acrylic, charcoal, marker pen and collage; he has also produced a number of screen prints. These works frequently feature abstract graphic fields that contain a central form dominating the picture plane. The sources for these forms range from tribal folk art to science fiction. Painstakingly produced by hand, Fahd Burki’s imagery offers a series of playful and at times menacing icons or symbols harvested from a very personal mythology of the present, at once disconcertingly familiar and completely novel.
Fahd Burki (b. 1981, Lahore, Pakistan) lives and works in Lahore and London. He graduated from the National College of Arts, Lahore in 2003 and received a Postgraduate Diploma from the Royal Academy of Arts, London in 2010. Since 2004, his works have been exhibited at various art fairs including: LISTE 17, Basel, Switzerland; Artissima 18, Turin, Italy; India Art Summit, New Delhi, India and Art Dubai 2013, Dubai, UAE. Recent solo exhibitions include Grey Nose Dubai (2014) and Carré d’Art in Nîmes.
Murtaza Vali is a Brooklyn-based writer and curator, and contributing editor of ArtAsiaPacific magazine.
Rosa Maria Falvo is a writer and curator, specialising in Asian contemporary art, and Skira’s international commissions editor.