He lives and works in Lahore. Ali Baba did his BFA (2008) and MA (Hons) 2012 Visual Art from National College of Arts, Lahore. The artist was trained as a painter but primarily works in sculpture and installations. His main concern has been the human existence and its condition, equipped with sculptural techniques; he mostly works with negative/positive life casts of human body and its parts. He worked as Assistant Curator at Zahoor-ul-Akhlaq Gallery NCA, served as a Lecturer at College of Art and Design, Punjab University Lahore, and currently he is working in Lahore and teaching as Visiting Assistant Professor at National College of Arts.
Artist Statement
My works have been revolving around human body and its existence. My intent is to explore the human form with regards to the negative and positive spaces formed through touch and within the human body. I try to engage the viewer on a very sensitive and emotional level through very silent, subtle and delicate imagery. The work somehow possesses pathos which may have come from my experience of the surrounding.
Ali Baba
Erosion I
Plaster, water, drip set
20 x 72 x 96 inches