[ISEA2014] Artist Statement: Hasnat Mehmood – SAND CASTLES

Artist Statement

This project explores the rapid rise and development in the world. I constructed multiple sandcastles at the beach. In the act of making one sandcastle after the other, I engaged with the environment as well as the manmade world. The dream is to make one’s own castle, although, once achieved, it may not result in what one hopes for.

  • Hasnat Mehmood is a visual artist who lives and works in Dubai, UAE. He was born in 1978 in Jhelum, Pakistan. He was trained in miniature painting. After having worked with miniature painting for a while, his work has evolved into different directions and he has started using other mediums, including installations, mixed media, collages and drawings. He has also taught at National College of Arts for eight years. During that time, he taught courses on foundation drawing and miniature painting.                          tashkeel.org/artists/hasnat-mehmood