About The Work
Waiting; the inaudible playground for the mind’s festival. It holds an interesting complexity of time with an unexplainable sensation and a mysterious tranquillity. Coupled with idle moments slipping away, the yearning for its ending carries a mystifying bittersweet beauty. Lost within this whirlpool of thoughts, feelings, self- reflections and recollections; one is overwhelmed and the thoughts turn into moments of joyful reminisce or burdens on one's consciousness making them lose their presence in reality. However, sometimes there passes a moment of such gravitas that it becomes an everlasting instance of epiphany and leaves immeasurable impact.
Underlaying all of this is the feeling of transition from a temporary trance, like existence back to the real world. This show is a collection of confessed thoughts and feelings during the period of waiting.
Muzzumil Ruheel is a visual artist based in Karachi. He was born in Lahore in 1985 and is a graduate of the School of Visual Arts, Beacon House National University (BNU) 2009. He has been part of the faculty at the Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture (Karachi), the School of Visual Arts, Beacon House National University (Lahore) and the Visual Studies Department at the Karachi University. Muzzumil has had exhibitions nationally and internationally. His work is part of important public and private collections.
Solo and group shows includes. Confessions of the Wait (solo) 1x1 Art Gallery, participation in Karachi biennale, Misunderstandings..., Canvas Gallery Karachi, Pakistan. In Other Wor(l)d (solo), Canvas Gallery, Art Dubai , The Quantum City, International Public Art Festival, Karachi, Pakistan, Pioneer Artist Residency III, Canvas Gallery, Khushaab, Pakistan, Indian Art Fair, Tarq, Delhi, India 2019, Baato Se Baat Nikalti Hai (solo), Tarq , Mumbai, India , Point of no return (solo), Rohtas Gallery, Lahore, Pakistan , In between the lines (solo) Art Dubai, The Museo Diocesano Carlo Maria Martini, Milan, Italy, Multiple Narratives, Grosvenor Gallery,
1x1 Art Gallery founded by Malini Gulrajani in 1996, is based in a 7500 sq. ft. warehouse space in Alserkal Avenue in Dubai.
As an important platform for both established and emerging artists, 1x1 supports its program through structured collaborations with local and international galleries, art fairs, and museums as well as with independent curators and art organizations.
Publications form an integral part of 1x1’s program, both documenting its exhibitions and promoting partnerships with art writers and cultural activators.
In the last few years, 1x1's exhibition schedule has witnessed an active inclusion of Emirati and Middle East based artists, thus embracing an idea of collaborative projects and initiatives with a predominantly cultural orientation.
The gallery comprises of multiple areas to include two large exhibition spaces, a viewing room and an edition shop.