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M. Eugene'ss artwork is heavily influenced by an appreciation for Nature, and the emotions evoked when recognizing its grand scale relative to our own existence. Inspiration comes from the colors and sounds that surround us, but are often taken for granted.
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Minaa Haroon is a contemporary visual artist who executes ideas through miniature paintings, drawings, sculptures, installations and digital works. She lives and works in Lahore as an artist and government officer (Assistant Director, Lahore Arts Council, Alhamra) in Punjab, Pakistan. She graduated with Bachelors in Fine Arts from National College of Arts, Lahore in 2012 and later did her Masters in Art and Design from Beaconhouse National University in 2016. She has received the prestigious “Sir Percy Award” at NCA and “Young artist 2012” at Alhamra Art Council in 2012. She has exhibited her work at various art galleries had curated various exhibitions at Alhamra Art Gallery, Museum of Sociology and Anthropology, Thammasat University and Queen Sirkit Centre, Thailand.
Subsequently, this orientation of objects and spaces investigates the personal and social expression of self-organization and self-identity. Throughout in history archeologists have discovered about various civilization and its people through the recovery and analysis of material culture and their objects which were left behind as evidence of their existence in the particular region. The existences of objects are associated with human and their bodily traces. The relationship between people and its objects marks the human identity and its existence in its absences. The impressions of necklaces are narrating about its owners and its history. These necklaces are in possessions of different people from my surroundings and are expressing the stories of their possessors. The impressions are about our experiences associated with presences and represents absences because one cannot experience it again.