The art of papercutting involves the artist cutting a whole painting from a single piece of paper resulting in a painstakingly intricate and fragile piece of art.
My interest in art began in my teenage years when I started creating pieces of art doing pen and ink work. Mostly interested in creating landscapes and capturing and preserving the beauty of our world in my work at the time. Throughout my journey around the world, I have experienced and worked with artists of different skills, mindsets, and point of views which have given me a very diverse viewpoint and opinions which I then try to depict in my artwork.
I was born in Rawalpindi, Pakistan, and began my visual art learning from Rawalpindi Arts Council. I came to Australia in late 2006. Being a self-taught artist, I have been working on papercutting since 2008. Throughout the year I have been exhibiting my work in many well-known galleries around the world. I have received awards and recognitions throughout the years.
To rejuvenate the ancient tradition of paper cutting, I add elements from Islamic traditions to my own style. My style of papercutting is very unique and different from the traditional cuttings. One must see my original artwork, in order to understand what I create.
I am a full time artist and works from my own studio in Kwinana, WA.
During my stay in KUWAIT (1995 – 2000) I worked with Kufuma (Kuwait furniture manufacturing company)
On Amiri Diwan Project, we furnish standard furniture for more than 3000 rooms. My role was to assist the project manager and take care of the following type of tasks. I used Foxpro, AutoCAD and Adobe Photoshop.
Prepare presentation boards for client’s approval
Designing layouts in AutoCAD and architectural changing
Scheduling and Planning for Production, Shipping, Delivery and Installation
Cost loading for payment certificates
Coordination with Ministry & preparation of all analysis and reports required by Ministry
I was also involved in the similar role with following big projects as well:
• Bayan Palace Phase II (Amir of Kuwait’s Offices)
• Bayan Palace tent Project
• Liberation Tower
• MPW Headquarters building
I worked in Lazurde Gold and Jewellery ( 2002 – 2003) company as 3D CAD/CAM trainer/designer and trained around 30 jewellery designer following software:
– Rhino 3D Plus Matrix
– JewelCAD Ver. 5
I worked for Adams Gold company ( 2002 – 2004) in Cyprus as a 3D jewellery designer and designed jewellery with the help of Rhino 3D Plus Matrix and
JewelCAD Ver. 5
I worked for Nina Jewellery ( 2006 – 2008) in Australia as 3D jewellery designer and designed 3D jewellery with the help of JewelCAD Ver. 5
I worked in Eshalsoft ( 2008 – till today) in Australia as IT consultant.