Show of Sculpture ‘Adornment’ by Salman Raza Ansari
Around 14 sculptures have been put on display at the exhibition, which attracted a number of people from different walks of life, including art students and their teachers.
A student of NCA, Salman has used fiberglass and nails on wood to shape the sculptures depicting society.
Talking to Daily Times about his work, Salman was of the view that each art piece was a unique representation of the Pakistani society, “identifying the imitation of our external being bound to material”. “The result is a powerful expression of the truth within the core rule of spiritual transcendence.”
Salman said that the core materials used for his sculptures are wood and fibreglass, and that they become secondary “when the forms are beautifully adorned to wear embellishment – a result that transcends into a soulful work of art”.
About title of the exhibition, Salman explained that an adornment is generally an accessory or ornament worn to enhance the beauty or status of the wearer. “They are often worn to embellish, enhance, or to distinguish the wearer, and to define cultural, social or religious status within a specific community.”