Itehadi 2007

I started this body of work as a means of clarifying what national identity is for the people of Pakistan. For nationality to exist solidarity and unity is mandatory; unable to embrace and understand the diversity that the people of Pakistan present I attempted (unsuccessfully) to coup them up in one category with a single homogenous identity. Realizing the rigidity of concepts such as a puritan culture and identity I embraced the variety that is indeed the identity of Pakistan.

What was in effect a tongue in cheek comment on my own identity as a Pakistani became a startling insight. After analyzing the brief history of Pakistan, I realized that the military, which is not part of the evident diversity of our nation, might indeed be the identifying symbol of Pakistan.

Paper doll Book – Artist Diary

Digital printed book 2007

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Perahan itehadi II

Digital print 2007

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Perahan itehadi I

Digital print, 2007

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Paper dolls – Contact Sheet

Digital print, 2007

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Select the Pakistani Column

digital print, 2007

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Awam Pakistan II

Digital print, 71 x 25.4 cm, 2007

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Awam Pakistan I

Digital print, 71 x 25.4 cm, 2007

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The Unreal Impact

Oil on canvas, 91 x 46 cm, 2007

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How Green was my valley

Oil on canvas, 183 x 97 cm, 2007

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Untitled Nala

Acrylic on paper, 2007

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Untitled Gutter

Acrylic on paper, 2007

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Battle Map

Acrylic on paper, 2007

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Battle Zone IV

Acrylic on paper, 2007

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Battle Zone III

Acrylic on paper, 2007

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Battle Zone II

Acrylic on paper, 2007

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Battle Zone I

Acrylic on paper, 2007

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Carom board battlefield

Oil on canvas, 107 x 106.7 cm, 200

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Untitled

Oil on canvas, 305 x 46 cm, 2007

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Itehadi Topi III

Acrylic and emulsion on paper, 111 x 71 cm, 2007

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Itehadi Topi II

Acrylic and emulsion on paper, 111 x 71 cm, 2007

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Itehadi Topi I

Mixed media and camouflage cloth on paper, 111 x 71 cm,

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Discipline – Itehadi Topi

Oil on canvas, 122 x 91.4 cm, 2007

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Faith – Itehadi Topi

Oil on canvas, 122 x 91 cm, 2007

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Unity – Itehadi Topi

Oil on canvas, 122 x 91 cm, 2007

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