The Fragmented Whole
The highly personal visions communicated in Lubna Jehangir’s paintings are steeped in Sufi tradition, inspiration drawn from Sufi thought, folklore and mythology. Her work has a dream like quality. The flowing lines and her colour application technique are stylized and have a rhythmic flow. Minuscule dots, that require a high degree of concentration, heighten the delicacy and intricate detail in her work. She defines the technique she employs as; “Miniaturist Pointillism” – an amalgamation of the west and east; “Pointillism”, a late 19th century school and “Miniature Painting”, a centuries old tradition of the east. Once when a fellow artist asked her, “why the dots?” Her response was “I fragment the line as I don’t like walking the straight and narrow!” Each dot is unique in shape, form and in intensity of its colour, like the stars that fill the night skies.
The Fall | 15” x 15”