Bright and darkly hued horses cavorting in nuanced scapes of night and day, suggesting a sacred ritual of light, motion and liberation. The thick impasto strokes of white and buff swathe the canvas with light, just as the deep swell of night is suggested in blue and pitch black. Aslam’s mastery of his subject is on ample display, his horses with linear bodies and expressive visage, dominating the striking background. In this work everything seems to be in energised motion, yet the final affect is of tranquil nobility, a subliminal mantra of oneness.

ASLAM SHAIKH
Hymnal Nuance
Acrylic on Canvas
54 x 80 inches
2019

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