The Laois Arthouse Gallery, Stradbally, Co Laois proudly presents its first exhibition of 2020 titled “Visible ‘n’ Invisible” by artist Hina Khan.
The exhibition of wonderful miniature paintings by artist Hina Khan will be officially opened by Minister Charlie Flanagan, Minister for Justice on Saturday January 11 at 2.30pm.
Born and raised in Pakistan Hina Khan has received a masters in fine arts from Fjwu (Fatima Jinnah Women’s University), with miniature paintings as her major.
Hina has conducted several group shows in Pakistan and worked with esteemed organisations such as UNICEF, ICI, Lok virus to name few.
She moved to Ireland in 2015 and pursued her career as a visual artist miniaturist.
She has participated in several group shows in Dublin, Cork, Laois and Mayo and has had a solo show in Ballina Arts Centre in 2018.
Hina was awarded a Create and Fire Station Residency Award in 2018 at Fire Station Studios in Dublin and also participated in a summer school artist residency at West Cork Uillinn Arts Centre in 2019, taking part in events, seminars and artist talks.
Hina Khan’s work is the constant search for the best way to interpret ideas and express ideologies through symbolism.
Her experience of living in a Direct provision Centre has had a marked impact on her work.
“Human perception can present things very sensitively and for me art is not just an activity, it is a passion.
“It is a medium that I used as an activist. I use it to describe my feelings, and my pain.
“I have chosen Miniature because of its intricacy and delicacy of brush work which tends their unique identity.
“Most of my work is a mixture of traditional and contemporary miniature.
“I am always attracted by the graceful lines, rhythm and depth of colours in a miniature.
“Visible ‘n’ Invisible” is all about the human hustle and bustle on the planet and a constant search for peace that doesn’t exist anymore.”
All are welcome to attend the opening on Saturday January 11 at 2.30pm or visit the Laois Arthouse to view the exhibition which runs until Thursday February 27.