ARTSOME Exhibition

Solo show by Alif "Recent Works by Mohammad Ali Talpur" opens on October 12 at LATITUDE 28, New Delhi, India

Mohammad Ali Talpur, Alif 8, 2014, ink on paper, 29.5 x 21.5 inches       

Bhavna Kakar invites you to the preview of "Alif" recent works by Lahore-based artist Mohammad Ali Talpur who will be present on the occasion.

For Talpur, the confrontation of images with words is like that of the body with the soul, but when they enter into an eternal and sacred state of mind, they become the ultimate expression of life. Calligraphy is a subtle method, which the artist uses to scratch his body and soul. It is neither a political nor a social comment but an investigation of Islamic philosophical and sacred art. Uncountable curved and straight lines dancing like a classical dancer draw the viewers’ attention to the deepest visual experience of form, as is the idea in South Asian philosophy.

Talpur’s current body of work stems from his desire to make “art without content” — to go back to the craft of drawing. Sitting on the rooftop of his studio, he began tracing the flight paths of birds with felt tip on paper. This developed into his current series of work where he meditatively, sometimes obsessively, immerses himself in the line: closely woven intense clusters of lines in ink on paper, and acrylic on canvas. His lines loosen, yet his works maintain their woven quality in his machine drawings series, where he manipulates a printing press used to produce school exercise books.

The exhibition runs through November 10, 2014.
Venue: LATITUDE 28
Address: F 208 GF, Lado Sarai, New Delhi 110030
Opening Hours:11 am - 7 pm, Open all days including Sundays
Nearest Transport: Saket Metro Station


October 2014