Quarantine Nostalgia by Amaan Jahangir
I am Amaan, a artist who focuses primarily on figurative and poetic work in a contemporary fashion, stemming from the human condition and experiences we all face such as love; loss, memory and dreams. I use art as a form of escapism and a sort of way to dwell on past situations as well as a beacon of hope for the near future. The idea that everything that ‘could’ve been is very prominent in my work. I create worlds which are weird wonderful and familiar a world to get lost in for a millennium of a moment.
My Work is based on escapism and my own personal developments whilst transitioning into adulthood. I put my heart into my work and it essentially displays universal and individual issues which all of humankind face, I use intentionally striking and bold colours in all my work as a sort of juxtaposition to start conversation. The idea of a forever feeling, wonderful encounters, important moments and everything close to them. The erratic nature of the work is supposed display the most true and instant idea of passion, ecstasy, nostalgia and intensity. The idea of structured chaos which draws parallel to life and our intimate experiences. How we have an array of contradicting and coinciding feelings and how we can never really seem to find the right words to say. I attempted to capture that feeling, there’s a sort of loss in translation from thoughts to words, they feel limiting and the work is my best attempt of portraying that unspoken and vivid language.
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