Interview to Makhdoom Sadiq Khan an Abstract Painter of Pakistan – Dated 27 th Sep 2021 Lewinson Arts goal is to spread art all over the world, in the page Amigos a los que les gusta Lewinson Art, every month chooses an artist to interview, in September 2021 chooses Makhdoom Sadiq Khan, for the quality and beauty of his art works, congratulations
1. Where are you from?
I was born on 1 st January 1976, in Karachi, Pakistan. Ever since living here. My mother language is Urdu.
2. In your artistic life what interesting experiences have you had?
The biggest interesting part is that I paint my thoughts, experiences, imagining, what I am, what I have gone through and where life is taking me. I paint what I want to paint that comes from inside of me and the joy it leaves me with. I have visited many museums of art and art galleries in Europe which had been great inspiration and motivation , such as Louvre Paris, Zurich museum, Musee de Orsay, Musee de Picasso, Musee de Rodin, Kunst Halle Hamburg, many others.
3. What interests you to express in your art work?
I don’t reproduce, I paint creative ideas, life experiences, different feelings, imagination, fiction, alienation, mysteries, some unseen objects, feelings, emotions. I belong to a family having artists already who I am watching closely since my childhood and that helped me explore art in my childhood. The more I paint the more I get addicted to it. Ideas, thoughts, images never leave me alone and insist to come out in my paintings. I have to go through mental pressure till I am not done painting whats going through my mind. Its like giving birth and relieved.
4. Do you have a special style?
I am never focused on learning drawing or painting, though I am inspired by the works of other artists, many other. I think and fear if I practice and learn the way everyone else does, I will be no different than others and will loose myself, so simply I am not passionate for learning art or painting or drawing I am more passionate about expressing myself. However, when I feel like drawing, I do draw, I observe how things are and how they can be made. But I am an imperfectionist in some way. I enjoy the freedom in art, don’t really care about what others have to say about my work. I live in my paintings and I flow in them. I do colorful, figurative, drawn and symbolic expressionism and try to portray what I thought and what is going on around me in this world and with me either living, visible or the unseen. My life experiences, personal and worldly are expressed in my art. No critic is yet to categorize my art yet as to which movement of art I fall in. But I am an expressionist of my own kind. Not sure. Just painting and painting and painting whatever I feel like painting. Everyday I get ideas of painting , some I paint some I forget. Mostly oriental, realistic, traditional art lovers, painters inspired by reality don’t understand or like my work. But there are peple in the world out there, who loves and excited to see my new paintings.
5. Have you had an exhibition that you consider the most important or interesting, for some reason?
I believe in showcasing and showing my art instead of hiddenly doing it and making it a secret. So I always posting my art on my social media Facebook, Instagram, Flickr, Tumblr, twitter, YouTube, Pinterest etc I did many physical gallery exhibitions and online exhibitions, solo and group shows in Pakistan and abroad. I have more than 600 hundred videos on my youtube channel related to my paintings and their complete demonstration as well.
6. What are your favorite artists and why?
My favorite artists are the avantgardes of twentieth century because they used their minds and their inner self to create art like Leonardo Da Vinci, Picasso, Miro, Kandinsky, Szukalski,Van Gogh, Dali etc they tried to express their feelings.
7. Do you want to transmit some message with your work?
I always have a message in my painting, love or situation or happiness or sorrow or mystery. People need to understand that message which is not so clear like this world is not clear enough and getting mystical day by day as the time goes by.
8. What does art mean in your life?
Art has become my life line and I cannot live without it. I love reading about art, watching other’s art, watching art documentaries, love doing art myself.
9. Which techniques do you like to work with?
Oil on canvas and paper, acrylic on canvas and paper suits my methodology a lot.
10. What would you do to bring art closer to people?
I share my art on regular basis with the whole world through social media and it makes a lot of connections within viewers themselves and with me. I made an online art market www.makhdoomartmarket.com to serve art and artists of Pakistan and the whole global village. I think in Pakistan more promotion is required for all art and modern contemporary art and there is not enough at this moment especially at the goverrnmental level. No stipends for artists or frequent buying or selling of art or promotion, no art museums from Government of Pakistan. This all to be progressed and achieved. Art is a big message and depiction, cannot stop.