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ASIM AMJAD

ASIM.AMJAD

Profile/CV

Curriculum Vitae.

 

Address: -     478-M, Model Town Ext.,                                  Contact: -   0300-4433656, 042-5164388

                         Lahore Pakistan                                                    E-Mail:      asimamjad_426@yahoo.com

URL;www.asimamjad.com

                         Asim Amjad(426)

Thoughts & Reflections:-

We are facing such kind of mental phenomenon that we can not make sense of; behind the mask of life; “Man” has become a melancholic clown and his commitments with life have become erotic matter of fact. His spirit demands clarity and calmness of thoughts but who will give “Him” these melodious things which belong to holy spheres.

Comments of The Contemporary Artists:-

Prof.Collin David.

Asim’s search for his identity experience to be his prime motive. The paintings take one, on a journey of freedom in its diversity.

Prof.Dr.Ajaz Anwar.

Asim Amjad, is a replica of his inner self based on his past exposures and nostalgic dippings into the unknown.

Prof.Dr.Khalid Mehmood.

Mr. Asim has thrashed all the traditional and academic styles, which is much prevalent in Pakistan. What I do see in his work is that he is truthful and very candid in his statement, which is communicated in violent and broken in his pesto technique. Evidently, this man appears to be very agitated and this is very clearly visible in his violent and dynamic style. Invariable, he has used simulacra which evoke the imagination of a spectator. Asim Amjad’s violent approach to his subject matter brings him under the category of “Expressionist painter” as each one of pictures is portraying the most innate story of disturbed state of the artist. These, are precisely talking, are brimmed with accordingly agitated, troubled, violent and unhappy state of the soul. It is also very interesting that somebody in Pakistan has ventured to bring forth such turmoil essays before the public.

Prof.Khalid Saeed Butt.

I feel his professional inquisitive searches of the human mind have greatly influenced his style of painting, lending an aura of mystery and abstraction to his creations. In my opinion his paintings should be looked at in deeper context. There is definitely more to his paintings than meets the eye. Visually the use of color and composition of indescribable shapes have an almost hypnotic effect on the onlooker. I seem to sense traces of many past masters such as “Elgaoeco” whose elongated figurative shapes created a sense of weightlessness. Here, Asim Amjad gives a hint of human shape in somewhat mystic surroundings. Although his approach to painting rapidly changes from constructive strokes of color to pointillistic seuraisk tones, he has maturely handled the clusters of synchronized color strokes bringing in disturbance as well as the feeling of calmness simultaneously which is an unusual combination tugging at the subconscious. I rate Mr. Amjad’s paintings as a visual Sufism. I have great respect for his endeavor and feel he can achieve great heights in his painting career as long as he does not deviate from present conceptual objectives.

Prof.Dr.Margaret Culmone.

Your work speaks volumes and I found yours work very sensitive and reflective.

Prof.Iqbal Ahmad.

Excellent modern paintings and perfect professionalism.

 

Qualification:-

Ø  M.Sc. Psychology (Art Therapist and Psycho dramatist)

Certified in Fine Arts:

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    • Pakistan National Council of Arts (PNCA)
    • Lahore Arts Council (LAC)
    • Artists Association of Punjab(AAP)

Registration & Fellowships:-

o   Pakistan National Council of Arts. (PNCA).

o   Artists Association of Punjab (AAP).

o   Ward-Nasse Gallery, NY USA.

o   Monmouth County Arts Council (MCAC) NJ USA.

o   Art Alliance, Red Bank, NJ USA.

o   Secretary Fountain House Art Association (FHAA)

o   Pakistan psychological Association. (PPA).

o   Society for the Advancement in Muslim Psychology.

Exhibitions:-  

o   Solo show at Shakil Ismail Art gallery, Karachi , Pakistan November (2008).                   

o   International group show of paintings at Aakriti Art Gallery, Kolkata. India October (2008)

o   Group Show of  Paintings at Ijaz Art Galleries (2008)

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    • One Man Show, Govt. College University Lahore (GCU) 2004
    • One Man Show, Co-Opera Art Gallery (2003)
    • One Man Show, Hamail Art Gallery (2002)
    • One Man Show, Studio 542, Islamabad (2002)
    • One Man Show, Al-Hamra Art Gallery, Lahore (2001)
    • One Man Show, Knits of Columbus, Islin, NJ USA (2000)
    • Group Show, Ward-Nasse Art Gallery –Manhatten, USA (2000)
    • Two Men Show, British Council-Lahore (1999)
    • One Man Show, Kims Art Gallery-Avari, Lahore (1996)
    • Group Show, Alliance Franciase Gallery (1997), (French Center-Lahore)
    • Group Show, Shakir Ali Museum- Pakistan (1997). (National Council of Arts LHR).
    • All Pakistan Exhibition of paintings. LHR(1996), (Lahore Art Council)
    • 11th Annual Art Exhibition(1996), (Lahore Art Council )
    • National Art Exhibition- Pakistan (1995).
    • Artists Association of Punjab Exhibitions (1994-2009).

Permanent Collections:-

o   Canvas Arty gallery Karachi, Pakistan.

o   Shakil Ismail Art gallery Karachi, Pakistan.

o   Ejaz Art galleries Lahore, Pakistan.

o   Hamil Art galleries Lahore, Pakistan.

o   Royat Art galleries Lahore, Pakistan.

o   Drawing Room Art gallery Lahore, Pakistan.

o   Lahore Art gallery Lahore, Pakistan.

o   Fountain House Art gallery Lahore, Pakistan.

Being a Psychologist, First time in Pakistan, I introduced following activities:-

June (2004) Up to now.

Ø  Established permanent Art gallery of patients with Schizophrenia at “Fountain House.”

Ø  Organized Art therapeutic workshops of patients with Schizophrenia & epilepsy; arranged Solo & Group shows of paintings; held at “Al-Hamrah Arts Council/ Gallery and Anna Malka Art Gallery” Punjab University; The college of Art & Design.(2004-2006)

Ø  Introduced Art therapeutic sessions/ design which depicts psychological aspects of Art on Mental Health.

Ø  Design the Drama therapeutic workshops and shows for the patients with Schizophrenia at “Fountain House” & Al-Hamrah Arts Council LHR.(2004-2009)

o   Psycho-Drama “Addiction is Curse”.(Alhamra hall # 1 18th December 2004)

o   Psycho-Drama “Roohi ki khani Roohi ki zubani” (Alhamra hall # 3 16th January 2007)

Note: - Expect all these Psychodramas several psychodramas are staged at Prof. Dr.M.Rashid Chaudhry Auditorium like (“Who Am I, Identity Crises, Independence day, etc”)

Ø  Painting’s Auctions (Members of Fountain House) arranged as follows:

                (We use the word “Members” instead of “Psychiatric patients”.)

o   1st Painting auction arranged at Avari Hotel Lahore(2007).

o   2nd Painting auction arranged at Rafi Peer theater (2008).

o   3rd auction in Fountain House (Dr.M.Rashid Chaudhry Auditorium 2009).

o   4rth auction in Fountain House (Dr.M.Rashid Chaudhry Auditorium 2009).

Introduced diploma & Internship Program in Art & Drama therapy.

Ø  I have trained almost 30 internees in the field of mental health.

Research work.

 My unit (Art & Drama therapy) also conducts research work; how can we assess different psychological disorders and their symptoms through lines & col

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