Mudasar Rashdi

GPO Chowk, 2019
Oil on canvas, diptych

Liberty Market, 2019
Video, oil on canvas, diptych

Fifth Avenue, 2019
Oil on canvas, diptych

Max Tyre, 2020
Oil on canvas, diptych

Petrol Pump, 2019
Oil on canvas, diptych

Neela Gumbad, 2019
Video, oil on canvas, diptych

Kalma Chowk, 2020
Video, oil on canvas, diptych

Ferozepur Road, 2020
Video, oil on canvas, diptych

Railway Station, 2o20
Video, oil on canvas, diptych

“My work is concerned with the power of the image. Generally, the pictures of bomb blasts, war and destruction we see on social media, newspapers and television create an unknown fear in our minds, which accompanies us to public places. Whenever security checks and searches are conducted on us, we are reminded of that fear. Wherever we visit a railway station, shopping centre or any educational institution, our bodies and luggage are searched. Even upon entering mosques we are searched. Such occurrences create more fear in our hearts. My painting study these haunting spaces. The places we fear, which were meant to be our own places, but no more. The painting has rendered the space inhuman. This presents the question—where have all the people gone? And emphasises the fact that fear is a thing which cannot be overlooked.” Mudasar Rashdi




Text courtesy the artist