About The Work
Fahd Burki’s practise is concerned with a vocabulary of symbols, forms and compositions that have, over the years, moved between non-representational and figurative. His work has evolved through subtle variations and reductions; moving towards greater abstraction, Untitled (1) is from a series of works that mark a distinct shift in his practice.
Without predefined ideas, Burki's creative process is intuitively marked with repetition, symmetry and intervals. The compositions of ‘Untitled (1)’ is playfully crafted with lines, geometric forms, grids and blank spaces.
b. 1981, Lahore, Pakistan / Lives and works in Lahore, Pakistan.
Fahd Burki’s work focuses on conveying perceptual and phenomenological experiences through reductive and often diagrammatic compositions; his abstractions are characterized by exercises in repetition, symmetry and alignment. Much of his recent work employs simple geometry and a muted palette with the intention of opening a quiet, contemplative space for the viewer. With an affinity for Hard-edge painting and a paired down sensibility his work points to minimalist practices quite foreign to his place of origin. For Burki, his is not a borrowed aesthetic; it is a gradual process emerging from the need to find some degree of clarity and quietude in a world strained with information. For him each work is a sum of all previous experiences distilled through a particular moment in time. Aware of his positioning as an artist he sees his practise as part of a larger tradition of abstraction that includes aboriginal and indigenous iconography, folk and tribal art as well as science fiction. Butthese influences are never the subject of the work; they simply provide the impulse to start the process while the work largely relies on the moment and material of its making.
Grey Noise represents art practices with a focus towards contemporaneity, and an emphasis on distinct, often experimental content. Not limiting itself to geographical representation, the gallery exhibits both emerging and established artists who demonstrate a defined conceptual premise in their oeuvre.