Issue 8 Features: Urhamish Ansari

Our 8th Issue is packed full of exciting artists and writers! Our blog is an extension of the issue so we can share even more experimental, beautiful work with our readers!

As an artist I work to develop sculptures that speak to me and to others as well. The reason why I produce art is that I love to communicate with the world through my work. My whole idea revolves around human’s life. The thing which gained my attention is “human condition” interprets both negative and positive aspects of being human. Art is the carrier of human condition and has always reflected different aspects of human life and has been representing changes in the world in different ways. This work started with the content of the human condition, which compose the essentials of human existence. 

It is basically a concern for human nature, human society, how we live our lives and how it is changing. Whenever there is talk about man, the first thing that comes into discussion is society, social behaviors and social patterns. Social behavior constantly changes as one continues to grow and develop. As humans continue to gain social information, their behavior changes accordingly.  Social structure is not stable. It responds to changes in culture, economics, technology, group relationship, social needs and priorities. The structure of our society has changed a lot throughout the centuries. Over time our priorities and goals have changed. In today’s world the survival of humans is quite difficult because it’s getting more advanced and complex. The growing industry, economy and technology has influenced our world due to which everyone has to struggle for their survival.

Human flocking as a topic is selected to observe human behavior in a race in a society looking for a reasonable rank among others. During my Studies and Professional life, I found out that humans are struggling in every aspect of life. There is a race to move ahead, there is competition to be part of any group or race. It is the main core of any survival of an individual in any group. You have to compete against each other. You have to fight for things to get things in order. You are working to survive to achieve something that is recognized to be a valuable part of any group. 

I choose a flock of humans, as my topic which elaborate my thinking and my research. I choose this to further depict in my artwork to better understand. Why do humans follow each other? Why are humans working in a race? Why do humans not care about other things like getting out of the race? Why do they have to follow or copy other members to survive? Why they need other groups to support others.

Bio: I am Urhamish. Born in Multan, Punjab on 19 December 1991. Recently completed my MPhil from Punjab university, majoring in sculpture. Exhibited my work in various group shows nationally internationally (Pak- Malaysian international Art Exhibition PMIX). I displayed my work in collateral events of Lahore biennale and recently my work was displayed in international Art and Design collaboration virtual program series 2020. Currently I am doing job at MCA (Multan college of art), NCBA&E and Institute of blue pottery Multan as a visiting lecturer. I live in Multan but currently working in Lahore. I worked in different mediums and love to explore new methods and techniques in sculpture.