Rigorous
Inaugural Issue
Volume One, Issue 1


Love

Sana Arjumand


   

Artist's Statement

Sana Arjumand's latest collection of work encapsulates the very essence of change, transition and metamorphosis.

The images are based on the lunar cycles, but represent the transitions and the cycles we undergo from the moment of our inception, to the moment we breathe our last breath.

With each piece the viewer is taken on a visual journey that transcends the limits of imagination as each moment moves seamlessly through the conceptual space that makes up our cellular structure, before expanding out into the very universe itself.

The moon, in its many facets, pulls at the ebb and flow of the emotional ocean within the heart. It narrates a tale of longing and belonging and fills the soul with love, just as breath fill lungs with life.

As our closest heavenly body, the moon is forever dancing the dance of expansion and contraction and just as the moon reflects its lovers light, so to does it reflect the very state of human existence.

It is the eternal landscape of light, life and learning and engulfs our fragile state with the overwhelming element of love.

From micro to macro, Sana has created a world within a world and explores the ideas of change, movement and most importantly the final journey that leads the viewer from the finite to the infinite and back again. The final journey of love, where love, lover and beloved become one.


Sana Arjumand is a contemporary visual artist from Pakistan who has extensively shown internationally and locally. Born in Karachi in 1982. She graduated from the National College of Arts, Lahore, in 2005. In her work she has touched upon a range of subjects such as gender politics, identity and religion. Her current body of work revolves around mysticism and spirituality, in which the Moon has become a metaphoric symbol of love and light.

Sana has had solo shows in NewYork, Sydney, and in major cities of Pakistan. She has also participated in group shows in London, New York, Hawaii, Seoul, Amman, Delhi, Ahmedabad and Mumbai. Her work has been represented several times in Dubai Art Fair, Indian Art Fair, Abu Dhabi Art Fair, Art Basel Hong Kong, Flux Festival in London.

Sana's most recently showed at the United Nations head quarters in New York. You can see more of her work at www.SanaArjumand.com.




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