Unaiza Ismail talk at Canfas, 6pm Friday 13th December 2019
>We are delighted to welcome artist Unaiza Ismail to talk about her practice and show artwork from her 2 week residency in CreateSpace Wales in Ferwig.
Unaiza Ismail was born in 1991 in Lahore, Pakistan, she currently lives and works in Sharjah,UAE Unaiza. Ismail Unaiza is interested in reaction towards social norms and values within society and developing a comprehensive cultural critique within it. She completed her Masters in Visual arts in 2017 (with Honors) from National college of Arts, Lahore, Pakistan. In 2013, she acquired her Bachelor’s degree in Fine arts (with Honors) from University of Sharjah, UAE. She has worked for numerous renowned art fairs, including Art Dubai, Sikkah, Sharjah Biennale. She has also works as an art instructor at SAF summer school and Sharjah girl’s guide and has also participated in many group shows within Pakistan and UAE since 2009.
” My work revolves around reaction towards social norms and values within society. I wish to challenge the established status-quo regarding women and the expectations of society about behavior of women. The underlying narrative depicts the shyness in growing reality of a young girl. Being erotic, gallant and subtle at the same time generates the guilt factor and lack of acceptance in society by exaggerated and manipulated visuals. Drawing series has an expression of Hedonistic happiness,one could just as easily speculate that the lovers are strangers and passion makes them familiar to each other. Ambiguity of hybrid drawings can be the life blood of eroticism. Each one is unique. Peaceful simplicity. Slow looking. Radiating stillness. These are delicate and deceptively simple drawings on quality artist’s paper.”
Unaiza Ismail will be talking about her beautiful ink drawings and conceptual work in addition to the the work and practice she has been experiencing whilst working in Create Space Wales:
• Doors 5.45pm
• Talk starts 6pm
• Talk will be between 20-40 minutes with time available for questions and discussions with the artist
• Tea, coffee and biscuits provided.
• Free entry
Canfas, Manchester House, Grosvenor Hill, Cardigan SA43 1HY