Their mixed exhibition is titled It’s a Way of Life, impressed by the world round us, however that’s the place the similarities finish. There is a transparent distinction within the artwork by Fawad Tamkanat and Afza Tamkanat, a father-daughter duo.
“Though she has been seeing my work since childhood, nothing has influenced her; she has a definite type and individuality, each when it comes to topic and medium. Usually, whenever you paint collectively or in shut proximity, sure components stroll into one another’s canvases,” says Hyderabad-based Fawad, speaking about his daughter Afza’s work.
However, other than being animal lovers concerned with NGOs for charitable causes, “Where work is worried we’re completely completely different,” provides Fawad, the glad delight in his daughter’s wholesome independence, is kind of obvious.
Discussing his collection titled Street Life which is presently on show, Fawad says he retains altering his topics with an interval of 5-10 years. “Earlier I used to capture rickshaw pullers and taxis, the commotion at airports and scenes from everyday life. At that point my works had been kind of figurative. Now, I’ve moved on to extra easy depictions of kinds — from a distance, you’ll be able to discern a couple of recognisable components, in any other case at a look they might look summary.”
“Out on the streets, roadside photographs are mirrored onto window shows and glass panes. Those photographs get juxtaposed and the pane itself turns into a canvas. I’ve tried to capture the essence of these kinds in a minimalistic method. I’m not attempting to convey a social or political message – my work is solely aesthetic,” says the Hyderabad-based artist who has used acrylic on canvas and linen, for this collection.
Afza, who doesn’t consider in titling her work, expresses the same sentiment. “My work shouldn’t be obscure and I’ve left them untitled on objective as I would like viewers interacting with it to provide you with their very own story,” she says.
“Most of my work is a pictorial diary of my life; mundane issues that maintain lots of significance. The lockdown made lots of people realise that we should always hit the pause button and recognize the smaller issues.”
Sparrows are a recurring determine in her work that conjures up nostalgic vistas. “As a toddler, I used to be fairly connected to sparrows and grew up watching my grandmother feed them in her courtyard and we did our greatest to offer for avenue animals and strays deserted through the lockdown,” says Hyderabad-born Afza, who continues to place out water bowls for her feathered mates in Sydney, the place she presently resides.
Afza makes use of water colors and espresso on canvas and paper.
Both father and daughter have had a number of reveals overseas and Fawad says lots of his work is impressed by his travelling experiences. “Wherever I journey, I go to small cities and sketch their outdated structure. Later, I mix every little thing I’ve seen to create my very own cityscape. Since it’s a flavour of each place I’ve been to, it’s simpler for folks to narrate to my work, whether or not they dwell in India or Europe,” he says.
Also on show are a couple of canvases from Fawad’s Human Face collection — the acrylic on wooden depictions focussing on equipment corresponding to jewelry, flowers and plaits have a two-dimensional impact.
It’s a Way of Life by Fawad and Afza Tamkanat is on show until December 10 at Time and Space Gallery, Bengaluru.