Amina Art Ansari talks Therapy, Paintings & Humanity
ISLAMABAD: The ever so gifted Amina Art Ansari is a British Asian visual artist who is based in Pakistan.
London is not only her place of birth but a city where her artistic dream became a reality. Amina studied at Central Saint Martins, London College of Printing and National College of Arts in Lahore, Pakistan.
Her parents moved to Britain from the East. This had a big influence on the work of Amina, incorporating the East and the West in her art.
Her mother Durdana Ansari plays a significant role in her life. She is a former producer at the BBC who was famous for her Urdu programme ‘Shaheen Club.”
With Amina living in Pakistan, her artwork embraces the culture and lifestyle of the country.
Her artwork portrays social justice and cultural issues through human figures and portraits. Amina Art Ansari uses oils, dry pastels and heavy brush strokes and more to achieve such vibrant pieces.
She is known for having her paintings of the Royal Family hung up in Windsor Castle in 2012.
Amina has cleverly come up with the idea of ‘Art Therapy’, claiming that it helps those who are deprived or suffering.
Amina Art Ansari has previously created pieces on the late Abdul Sattar Edhi, Shah Rukh Khan, Asim Azhar and many more.
For her astonishing work, Amina Art Ansari has received many awards and achievements. This includes the Nazia Hasan Foundation Award at the House of Commons.