Embroidery and patterns light up Canvas Gallery
KARACHI: Presently on display at the Canvas Gallery, artist Fatima Munir’s work reflects her sensitive being. Munir’s work has always dealt with our psychological place in the society we live in.
To calm her fears and anxieties, Munir finds an outlet via embroidery.
A girl viewing the distorted images of war and similar images are part of Munir’s collection besides some floral patterns.
“I have been an artsy person since I was a child,” Munir said, adding that she learnt needlework in Punjab, where needlework is commonly taught to children.
Munir believes the mediums she uses of inkjet prints on canvas, acrylic and pigment on Somerset and some hand embroidery gives her an edge over other artists. “Most of my previous work has been about trying to make peace with the social problems we are facing,” Munir said, adding that the political landscape is something she has intervened in only recently.
“I see the Syrian problems and the social media is placing such horrific images. It is via my embroidery work that I find it therapeutic to calm my nerves,” Munir told The Express Tribune. Embroidery has harnessed my energy in a positive manner, she said.
Aleppo has been a disturbing sight for Munir. Through her embroidered work, she hopes the others, who are suffering, find peace within.
The exhibition, titled ‘Albatross’, is on display at the Canvas Gallery till April 20.