Art of Fazli Azeem

Art unites the world. Foreign products, cable television and the internet have created a generation of young artists who see their own culture as the outside world does. Pluralism, human rights and transparency are not alien words anymore. These are issues which need to be addressed, and in most cases, art is the personal medium of change. I use popular culture as my inspiration, I draw what I see. My interaction with contemporary artists made me question the need or the desire to re-create the obvious. This has given rise to a direction of iconography through with digital abstraction, patterns and complexity. I see my work adapting to online-subculture, the anonymity of alternating identities, using the visuals and animations that bring back the respect for celebrating the present instead of the past.
Aug 2011

GROUP EXHIBITIONS (ART)
• [2014] Pursukoon Baithak by Pursukoon Karachi, Karachi Cantonment Railway Station, Karachi, Pakistan)
20 Dec.
• [2014] MFA Thesis Show, Bakalar & Panine Gallery, MassArt Boston (USA) Apr 23-May 5.
• [2014] Fresh Media, Nave Gallery, Boston (USA) Apr 4-11.
• [2014] Fresh Media, Boston Cyberarts Gallery, Jamaica Plain MA (USA) Mar 28-31.
• [2013] Away Show, Student Life Gallery, MassArt Boston (USA) November 4-15, 2013
• [2013] MIT Energy Night, MIT Museum, Boston (USA) October 18, 2013
• [2013] Fresh Media, President's Gallery, MassArt, Boston (USA) - Mar 7 to Mar 22.
• [2011] Art of Autism, Soho Gallery for Digital Art, New York (USA) - June 21 to July 9.
• [2011] Whitewash, Gandhara-art Space, Karachi, Pakistan. May 7 –July 25.
• [2011] Faculty Show 6 at IVS Gallery, Karachi, Pakistan. May 25 – June 25.
• [2011] Imag[in]ing cities, Amin Gulgee Gallery, Karachi, Pakistan. 21 Feb 2011.
• [2010] Faculty Show 5 at IVS Gallery, Karachi, Pakistan. January 20 – February 20.
• [2010] To Karachi with Love, organized by D.U.C.K! (Designers United for a Cause – Karachi),
     at Faraar Gallery, T2F 2.0, Karachi, Pakistan. 8-17 March.
• [2010] To Karachi with Love 2, organized by Rebuild-Rebound, at Photospace Gallery, Karachi, Pakistan. 12-17 April.


ART PUBLICATIONS

"Artism: The Art of Autism" book by Debra Hosseini, AutismToday.com USA, January 2011
My art has been featured in this coffee table book, along with 53 other international artists, working for autism awareness, education and self-advocacy.

Whitewash (Book of the Whitewash Art Show), Gandhara-Art Space, Karachi, Pakistan. May 25, 2011
My collaborative animation with Visual Artist Sumaira Tazeen (http://www.sumairatazeen.com) and digital projection by Visual Artist and Curator Sivim Naqvi have been documented in this book.
Media Review of the show: http://tribune.com.pk/story/164550/an-art-exhibition-where-nothing-is-for-sale-all-the-works-will-be-painted-over/

IVS faculty Show 5 (Art Show Book), Indus Valley School Publications, Karachi, Pakistan. January 22, 2010
My Pen & Ink illustrations (Contemplation, Dark Knight, Tyrant Lizard, Liberty) were documented and published in this book of the Art show.

Imag[in]ing Cities - Art Catalog, Amin Gulgee Gallery, (SPARCK) Space for Pan African Creation and Knowledge, Karachi, Pakistan. February 20, 2011
My collaborative animation "A Moment of Silence" with Visual Artist Roohi Ahmed was displayed at this exclusive Art show at the Amin Gulgee Gallery in Karachi, Pakistan.
 
Digital Painting on Adobe Photoshop with Wacom GraphicTablet, 1x2 feet, Feb 2011,
"The Painted Jackal"
                • Artshow: Art of Autism, Soho Gallery for Digital Art, New York (USA), July 7-272011
                • Artshow: IVS Faculty Show 6, IVS Gallery, Karachi (Pakistan), May 25-June 25, 2011
Art Review:http://tribune.com.pk/story/176761/not-too-cool-for-school-buyers-snap-up-indus-valley-faculty-work/
Animation & compositing in Adobe After Effects,Pakistan's first vertical video installation, 51 seconds, May 2011, "The PaintedJackal"
                • Artshow: IVS Faculty Show 6, IVS Gallery, Karachi (Pakistan), May 25-June 25, 2011
Animation & compositing inAdobe After Effects, 30 seconds, Feb 2011, "A moment of Silence"  - collaboration with Artist Roohi Ahmed
                • Artshow: Imag[IN]ing Cities, Amin Gulgee Gallery, Karachi (Pakistan) Feb 20, 2011
Animation & compositing in Adobe After Effects, 1 min 10seconds, April 2011,
"Before and After" - collaboration with Artist Sumaira Tazeen
                • Artshow: Whitewash, Gandhara Art Space, Karachi (Pakistan), May 7 - Aug 27 2011
Work credited and published inWhitewash Art Book, Gandhara Art Space, Karachi (Pakistan)
Photo Manipulation with Adobe Photoshop, 8x10 inches, Feb2011, "Before and After" - collaboration with Artist Sumaira Tazeen
                • Artshow: IVS Faculty Show 6, IVS Gallery, Karachi (Pakistan), May 25-June 25, 2011
Art Review:http://tribune.com.pk/story/176761/not-too-cool-for-school-buyers-snap-up-indus-valley-faculty-work/
Pen & Ink on paper, Sep 2006, 11x13.5 in, "TyrantLizard"
                • ArtShow: IVS Faculty Show 5, IVS Gallery, Karachi (PK), Jan 20-30, 2010
Pen & Ink on paper, Sep 2006, 11x13.5 in,"Contemplation"
                • ArtShow: IVS Faculty Show 5, IVS Gallery, Karachi (PK), Jan 20-30, 2010
3d illustration in Adobe illustrator, Feb 2011, 6.4x8in, "Polymorphism"
Photo-manipulation with Adobe Photoshop, Feb 2011, 6.4x8 in,"Citrus Evolution"
Photo-manipulation with Adobe Photoshop, Feb 2011,30x42 in, "Disposable Man"
Photo-manipulation with Adobe Photoshop, Sep 2011, 8x8in, "Fan"- Photography by Artist Meera Hasan
Some of my older digital Art from 2004 can be seen here