The fear of unknown is spreading globally due to the pandemic. People are forced to live with minimum liberties, facing the fear of loneliness, hunger, illness and death. We plan our happiness whereas the sorrows are unplanned. COVID 19 has restricted us from planning our future, our happiness.
I have worked on the impact of COVID 19 in our community, changes in our daily routines, fear of being alone, fear of death away from your loved ones and fear of getting sickness from others. As an artist it is very disturbing for me and I have to absorb myself with work to overcome this fear. I have the perception that everyone is facing the same situation.
My installation represents the current global situation and is a firm reaction against forced lockdown. As per my perception, the pandemic has changed the global situation. Trauma and uncertainty mould our ideas to rethink and reshape.
This installation is depicting how Corona has impacted on daily life while spreading across the whole planet earth. I invite other artists from different parts of world to become involved as the pandemic affects all of us regardless of age, gender, race, ability etc.
As an artist I am inspired by Sadequain, Michelangelo, Picasso, Frida Kahlo, Shahzia Sikander and Anselm Kiefer.
Influence of the Pandemic film 1
Influence of the Pandemic film 2
about the artist
Hina Khan was born in Pakistan in 1980 and completed an MFA majoring in Miniature Painting from Pakistan.
Khan’s work blends a mixture of traditional and innovative techniques in Miniatures. She portrays social issues, immigration, humanitarian crises like prostitution, gender discrimination, gender restrictions, trauma, childhood abuse and killing in her work. She uses Miniature in her work as the intricacy and delicacy of the brush work enable her to capture multiple identities.
Khan has participated in a number of exhibitions in Dublin, Co. Laois, Co, Mayo and Co. Cork. She has been awarded several residencies with Fire Station Arts Centre, Create Ireland, West Cork Arts Centre, and Cow House Studio. She has had solo exhibitions at Ballina Art Centre, Mayo and Stradbally Art Centre.