Lahore like all big metropolises in the third world has been expanding at an exponential rate in a couple of decades. It’s the new Lahore that perhaps a person like me who has experienced the old city while growing up cannot fathom. New upper-middle-class quarters have emerged hurriedly over-night.
I have chosen to paint the back walls of these houses that are left unfinished, usually simply cemented or covered in tar. These postcard sized paintings in acrylic question the tradition and subject matter of oil painting and play on the idea of possessing exotic landscapes through painting. These postcards can be potentially carried around in a purse!