Shehr O Funn

Faiza Butt

Postcard from Kashmir, 2015
Duratrans light box, 48 x 41 x 6 inches

My Tattered Shirt, 2015
Duratrans light box, 48 x 41 x 6 inches

The Unsaid, 2015
Duratrans light box, 48 x 41 x 6 inches

Snowman, 2015
Duratrans light box, 48 x 41 x 6 inches

Faiza Butt lives and works in London.
The artist’s project for LB01 drew from the aesthetics of Kiswah (Holy Kaba’s ornate cover). In her own words Butt explains, “I have illustrated poetry by Faiz Ahmed Faiz and Agha Shahid Ali, using word as an image. The words are stitched and collaged digitally using photographic images of contemporary gold jewellery. Gold as a material holds an immense significance in human history, where it represents both the material and the spiritual world.”
Butt was trained at the National College of Arts in Lahore and at the Slade School of Art in London. Her work has been shown in various museums and is included in several publications. Recent exhibitions include those at the India Art Fair, 2018, at Rossi & Rossi and Grosvenor Gallery, London.




Text & image source: Lahore Biennale Foundation