Amar Aziz

LIGHT, SHADOW and DIMENSIONS – From architect in Pakistan to cubist painter in Norway

Amar was born in Lahore, Pakistan in 1951. After graduating, bachelor in architecture from the National College of Arts in Lahore, he worked as an architect with his father for five years. 

His desire for adventure never ceased, eventually drawing him to Portugal where he found employment as an architect’s assistant. However, his lack of knowledge of the Portuguese language made him uneasy, and after a suggestion from a relative in Norway he traveled to Oslo. In 1975 he moved to Norway and took a bachelor’s degree as both interior architect and graphic designer from SHKS, The National Academy of Arts and Craft Industry in Oslo. He now lives in Drøbak.

After nearly 25 years as a professional graphic designer, he specialized in packaging design. He thought to develop himself from graphic designer to an artist. He was involved in art painting and art projects while he was employed as a graphic designer. When the chocolate manufacturing company Freia, for which he worked, celebrated its 100th anniversary, he was asked to paint their anniversary poster. His paintings were then exhibited at the famous Freia Canteen. 

Since 2004, he’s  been keen to develop himself in a new direction in art painting. Today, he works mainly as a Visual artist.

Amar have painted a lot of figurative art, landscapes, still life, abstract, architecture and so on, but was never fully satisfied with these expressions. Eventually he came to develop his cubical shapes of decorative arts after falling in love with cubism. Here are the colors the main policy instrument that explains his opinion with commentary.

His focus is on LIGHT, SHADOW and DIMENSIONS. To get proper forms, he uses data to draw clean lines, where accuracy is very important. He combines his experience from the design of packaging, graphic design and architecture in his art images.

The images printed on sheets of brushed aluminum, the light and shade becomes more forward and come out better, instead of pressing cardboard or canvas. Press aluminum gives a lot shinier, decorative effect and more color play in dark and light areas. Through these techniques, he tries to get a more modern look. He always use square images, on aluminum, on canvas or cardboard.

“I want to create my own expression,” he says. “I am not too keen on the classic painters,” he admits. “I want things to come out of my own head. I don’t want to follow in the footsteps of others.”

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