BY RAYNALD C RIVERA
DOHA: Iconic Indian artist Aziz breathes life into wild horses on canvas in an art exhibition at INFDEX 2010, which concludes today.
This is the first time INFDEX has included a painting exhibition underlining the significant role paintings and artworks play in making interiors of homes, offices and other structures more vibrant. Aziz refer to art as a way of life saying countries, especially in Asia have wonderful architecture, houses are beautifully painted, they are art in themselves.
“People have their own identity and their own unique way of expressing their identity,” explained Aziz.
Asked on his penchant for wild horses making them subject of many of his paintings, he said: “I love horses since childhood because they exude a lot of energy, but I also paint other subjects such as forts, temples and landscapes.”
Looking at Aziz’s paintings on horses, a gazer is lost amid reality and illusion as the horses turn into 3D wonders galloping out of the canvas. His blending of various media is exceptional and reveals his versatility and fineness as an artist.
He specialises in a style of relief art, using Plaster of Paris, and oil painting and has initiated the technique of creating ‘three dimensional reliefs’ on canvas.
He said he never keeps track of the number of paintings he has made. “Where I was born, what I studied, how many paintings I have done are not that important. Painting is my profession and passion.”
“A poet expresses his ideas and feelings through words, I do it on canvas and it’s up to the viewer to perceive and interpret what he sees and feels. My paintings speak for themselves,” said Aziz.
Hailing from Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh-India, Aziz has been creating artworks for over three decades which now adorn private collections in Denmark, Germany, Iceland, India, Japan, Pakistan, South Africa, Sweden, the United Kingdom and the United States and Hyderabad among other cities.