It is always a treat to witness and experience the creative minds of artists at work, mostly due to the fact that no one mind truly resembles another, thereby resulting in spectacularly stunning and one of a kind works of art manufactured at the hands of each individual artist. Ambreen Butt is a Pakistan artist born in 1969, from the culturally rich and historic city of Lahore. Ambreen Butt attained her Bachelors in Fine Art degree in the National College of Arts in 1993 and went on to pursue her passion for the arts with a Masters degree from Massachusetts College of Arts in Boston in 1997.
Ambreen Butt has exhibited her work in Pakistan as well as across the United States, where she currently resides and works from in Boston. Among her more recent work is a mind blowing installation art series titled ‘I Am My Lost Diamond’, currently up on display on the walls of the Carroll and Sons art gallery in Boston till December 22nd. Ambreen Butt’s usual style of work has been seen to be more likely to fall under the influence of miniature art and traditional painting of sorts, revealing this as a truly contemporary form of breakthrough in her own unique style of making art.
At a first glance from a regular distance, Butt’s work appears to be representative of a bright pink explosion and scattering forms in installation, beautifully occupying the space it spreads in. Some might say it even resembles and experiment in a psychedelic petri dish, but upon having a closer look, you will come to identify what first seemed like the scattered tid bits of the explosion to actually be toes and fingers. That’s right. Ambreen Butt has used hundreds of cast pink fingers and toes as the bits and pieces that actually form up the explosion effect over the walls altogether. Mind-blowing.
Have a look at some images of her installation art of pink fingers and toes explosions up on gallery walls below, and while you’re at it, don’t forget to check out the rest of her work too.