“Pakistani films and their influences on a society” is the theme of Zeeshan Memon’s work. He endeavours to portray those characters of Pakistani films, which deeply influence our society such as our daily language, culture and reactions. He said that the performing art forms such as film plays key role in establishing the cultural and social face of society. What is today in cinema is to be reflected in the future of the society. Not only the costumes, which are copied by the public but the gestures, actions and dialogues also influence the public.
Zeeshan’s oil on canvas paintings and charcoal and ball point on paper drawings truly depicts the culture and society portrayed by our films and then the adaptation from these films make their way in our everyday life and unknowingly becomes apart of our life. We often gesture and give examples regarding certain character of a film which becomes a point of relation for us when we argue and support our arguments by giving examples of popular films and their characters which we see close to a common person’s life. We taunt and make fun of our friends and relatives who follow certain character in clothing or gestures out of their love for that character and thus enjoy indirectly by our cinema daily.
The shadows stimulate Ali Karimi. He sees art in various actions of the shadows. He tries to understand and ultimately recognise the dark and cool aspects of the personality whose shadow is cast on the floor through his Gouache on Wasli work. As the shadow is always the same gender as the individual. Thus discern the personality and distinguish something that is not very clear or obvious. This kind of knowledge is essential for any kind of self-knowledge also.
“It usually happens where adaptation is weakest and at the same time reveals the reason for its weakness that is a degree of inferiority and the existence of a lower level of personality. It is at this lower level, with its uncontrolled or scarcely controlled emotions that one behaves more or less like a primitive who is more or less a ‘victim’ of these emotions and is practically incapable of moral judgment”, said Ali Karimi.