Jan Kossen

Contemporary Art Gallery

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Encounter
2011

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KHEL HE KHEL MEI I
2011

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ULTA SEEDHA
2011

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Untitled
2011

Artists Statement

Mehmood ventures into the debate on loss of culture and identity; the artist touching upon different aspects of Pakistani culture via the usage of the tradiational technique of miniature art.

My work navigates between cultural history and trends.The hegemony of western imports and the subservient mindset of Asian cultures refer to the idea of neo-colonialism, wherein the influence of the west still persists strongly.

Using men clad in Nike wear to depict the emergence of western culture, the artist shows the tussle the traditions of the sub-continent have faced in the post-colonial era.

His work is an attempt to document contemporary social issues of Pakisan’s culture, which is in radical development and change.