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Islamic Pattern in South Asia

Join us for an insightful artist panel discussion on "Islamic Pattern in South Asia," where we will explore the Islamic pattern, geometric designs and motifs that have flourished in this vibrant region.

Islamic Pattern in South Asia
Islamic Pattern in South Asia

Time & Location

Jun 30, 2024, 12:30 PM – 1:45 PM

Online Event

About the event

Join us for an insightful artist panel discussion on "Islamic Pattern in South Asia," where we will explore the Islamic pattern, geometric designs and motifs that have flourished in this vibrant region. Our distinguished panelists, including renowned artists and scholars, will delve into the historical evolution, cultural significance, and contemporary reinterpretations of Islamic patterns in South Asian art. This event promises a fascinating journey through the intricate artistry that has shaped architectural wonders, textiles, and decorative arts across South Asia. Don't miss this opportunity to uncover the beauty and depth of Islamic patterns in this culturally rich region.

If you cannot attend live don't worry! All ticket holders will recieve a recording to the session.

Artists on the panel include:

Antara Biswas

Antara Biswas is a Visual artist, art educator, and graphic designer by profession who currently lives and works from her studios in Kolkata, India. After completing a Bachelor’s in Accounting and Finance and professional certification in Financial Risk Management, she took the plunge, switched careers, and dedicated herself to Fine Art practices. After exploring multiple art forms, she found her calling in Islamic

Arts, evolving her practice from hyperrealism to contemporary art.

Aside from being an artist, she is a language enthusiast and a liberalist, taking a keen interest in exploring different cultural practices, and eagerly connecting with people across the globe. For Antara, Islamic arts gave her the creative boundaries and liberties to explore to bring to life on paper. Her focus is to showcase unique appearances built through multiple layers. She relates these layers formed with growth and time. The intangible manifestation of rest and detachment from her work is an additional layer she emphasizes. The coexistence of performance of repetitive movements, pausing in between, and then resuming is a language she communicates through her work. This unscheduled rest is an intangible and immeasurable layer she feels is necessary to incorporate into her current practice.

Geetanjali Pande 

Geetanjali Pande is a contemporary artist inspired by Islamic geometry. Her fascination with this art form stems from the geometric patterns found in temples and mosques across India, some over a thousand years old. Geetanjali began her journey through self-directed learning and online classes to refine her skills. She stresses the importance of mastering traditional mathematical principles to avoid distortions in geometric patterns, critiquing Western interpretations for sometimes neglecting these rules.

Her work is influenced by India's diverse artistic traditions, such as Mughal and Pahari art, and she explores the impact of cross-cultural influences, particularly the effect of Muslim invasions on Rajasthani folk art. Geetanjali believes geometric art is universal, with local designs adding unique nuances.

She views sacred geometry, often seen in mosques and the Holy Quran, as a bridge connecting different cultures and religions. This belief is reflected in her art, which showcases the precision and beauty of geometry across various cultural contexts.

Tickets

  • Islamic Pattern in South Asia

    You will receive a link to attend in your inbox 1 day before the online event. You will receive a recording after the event.

    £7.00
    +£0.18 service fee

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