Imran Ahmed Print Maker
My initial fascination with time and space provides a vehicle for combining the varied character traits in my work reflecting my personality, my past experiences and fond memories. Dots, lines and tones are vigorously scratched into the metal plate to construct images from the conscious and the sub-conscious. The pleasure of mark-making with visceral strength and energy leaves me with abstractions, narrating long stories with only a stroke, and at the same time a small word illustrated with thousands of lines through the technique of dry point.
My latter work, executed in lithographs and line etchings, carry the same energy but are distilled into more symbolic motifs. These symbols are the expression of recurring memories of being away from home and loved ones.