Seema Parveen is a Hunza-based visual artist. She graduated from the prestigious National College of Arts in 2019 majoring in miniature painting. Her work emphasizes the importance of acceptance of unusual feelings and the intensity of the feelings to be accepted is shown through the number of layers and the black color. She has done numerous shows nationally and internationally. She is currently focusing on her studio practice.
“My artwork accumulates ‘feelings’. Time after time, we layer up experiences that build up into a feeling or a series of feelings. The intensity of these feelings is known through the number of layers we have. The gradual change of the greys in between black and white portrays infinity – infinity of a feeling! Looking past the apparentness of an individual feeling, my work shows the process and the development of feeling, through layers. Multiple washes in the painting represent that the acceptance of a feeling always comes gradually to an individual. The unusual black washes on the wasli paper show my conscious decision to emphasize on the importance of acceptance of an unusual feeling. The non-objectiveness in most of the paintings, on the other hand, shows the lack of physicality of a feeling, as well as the collective consciousness of the mutual feelings of me and people around me”.