He lives and works in Karachi. Baghpati graduated with a BFA from Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture, Karachi (2015) and an MA in Art and Design at SVAD, Beaconhouse National University, Lahore (2017). Baghpati collects discarded domestic objects from different cities of Pakistan and re-contextualizes them for reconsideration. The artist is interested in locating the purpose and notion of his collected objects through their design, form and functionality. His work revolves around the ideas of taste and aesthetics. Through his art practice, he aims on bringing his viewers closer to the intimacy of these objects that were once functional in Pakistani households.
Artist Statement
My studio practice revolves around collected, altered and fabricated objects. These discarded objects, once functional in regional Pakistani household, are either losing or have already lost their value, presence, and function which represents old regional design and material culture. These rare finds are intriguing to me as most of them are no longer in production or domestic use. I am interested in locating the purpose and notional function of these objects through re-interpretation of their design, aesthetics and form.
Affan Baghpati
Amalgamate 13, 2018
14 x 14 inches
Affan Baghpati
Fly me to the moon
Copper and brass
12 ½ x 12 ½ inches