A Brief Look at Rashid Rana

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In 1992, he did his Bachelors in Fine Arts from the National College of Arts in Lahore, Pakistan, and received his degree of Masters of Fine Arts from the Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, Massachusetts, US in 1994. Being one of the most influential artists in the country, his works have been displayed in many exhibitions here in Pakistan and abroad. He has worked on many different projects including photo mosaics and sculptures, photographic and video performances, collages using objects in the environment, and works using stainless steel. Looking for a new motive each time, he has also collaborated with billboard painters and has portrayed his ideas on canvas. The secret behind his success is using different channels to represent the originality of his works using visual language. Rana’s focus of work nowadays are large scale images made up of small pictures, which are at times in contradiction with each other, but sometimes also support the larger images. He is currently the head of the Fine Arts Department and one of the founding faculty members of the School of Visual Arts and Design (SVAD), Beaconhouse National University, Lahore. Rana’s works may not seem so comprehensive at first, but taking a closer look shows how detailed and subvert they are. He enabled his work to be more attractive and understandable by making it easy for an observer to comprehend by representing it with familiar…

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