SomoS Artist-in-Residence April-July 2017 Syed Shoaib Mahmood works in mixed media and sculpture. Incorporating language and philosophical questions, his art works serve as visual metaphors for relationships between people.
Self-taught in art, Syed Shoaib Mahmood has attended a sculpture course at J.J.School Of Arts, Mumbai, India, 2015. In 2015 and 2016 he has participated in group exhibitions at Public Art Exhibit, Mumbai; The J.J. School Of Arts, Mumbai; and The Patna Art Fair, Patna. In 2016 his work was presented in a solo exhibition at The Kings & Queens Gallery, Mumbai. He has worked for two years as an Artist for The Kings & Queens Gallery, Bandra, Mumbai; and also worked for one year as tattoo design consultant at The Kings & Queens Studio. Mahmood has worked on several art commissions from art collectors in Mumbai and Delhi. As 2017 Artist-in-Residence at SomoS Art House, Mahmood presented his work centered around the themes of beauty and attraction in the exhibition Reflexive.
Mahmood is interested in the philosophical aspects of beauty; its effects, paradoxes and ironies, because as, how Mahmood sees it, beauty has the ability to change and interrupt our lives and cause us to reflect, -it is ultimately provocative. Realizing that “if you stare at anything beautiful long enough it becomes ugly,” his aim is to examine its meaning beyond the surface and artifice. To him, the resistance that a piece creates is what makes it attractive.
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