An Affair of a Mad Butterfly, 2017
Who or what inspires you?
My past and my future inspire me. It means that when I think about my past, I want to do better than I was before (in my eyes) and in future, I want to look back and get inspired by my past again. Sometimes inspiration comes with darkness, and in darkness, especially when I am not in my senses so I cannot precisely define- maybe I have to check my journals (which I never do).
What are you currently working on?
I have been working on my paintings to put them up for sale. I currently started a gallery page, Amaan's Gallery, on Facebook and Instgram. i am also working on a lot of stories; one for a feature film, which I have been working on since almost three years.
Trapped Agony, 2017
Which themes do you wish to explore in the future?
I wish to explore surrealism and dadaism (within abstract expressionism).
Tell me about any side projects of yours.
Researching/studying (on) Philosophy (Sartre, Nietzsche, Camus, Foucault and Derrida at the moment- since a few years); Physics (currently focusing mainly on Quantum Theory, String Theory, Theory of Relativity, and Chaos Theory); Film-making; training for jump-kicks in Japanese martial arts, and learning Urdu language. Also, I am working on reviving The Unknown Pen.
The Doll of Insanity, 2017
Which contemporary artists do you recommend?
I personally love the works of Aleksander Garncarek (Polish), Buffie Griffin (American), Eric Armusik (American), Ayushi Dwivedi (Indian), and recently I have been enjoying the works of Charleigh Loder (American).
Aleksander's art has a subtle touch of mysticism and excitement. I see his work as a 'cheerful gloom falling in love with the reminiscences of exquisite melancholy.' Whereas, Buffie's work speaks unlimited volumes of disturbing realities twisted and entangled with symbolism in many shades and shadows. I am in love with her work. Her imagery comes with poetry that has multiple meanings concealed within each verse on every color. Eric's work is excellent and it's very close to photographs. It's very clean and delicate. Ayushi is a budding artist and her work depicts cosmic purity. Charleigh's work has a subliminal touch of realism, dadaism and surrealism.
What's your personal philosophy?
That contradiction is the purest form... and probably Skepticism is the closest to being able to explore whatever our minds could.
Boxers or briefs?
Briefs (Calvin Klein).
What would you consider a complete no-go for you when it comes to art?
Plagiarism and something not original- cliche. It drives me insane.
Do you feel that the modern world is appreciate art enough? Explain.
In general, I don't think the modern world appreciates true works of art. A lot of people have less imagination and they are overstimulated because of technology. They are being fed crap on various mediums and platforms, and they don't have enough time to 'think' or 'process' or use their own 'imagination'. However, there are a handful of people who still respect the essence of true art and are doing their best for example Christa Zaat, a Dutch virtual curator of the pages Female Artists in History and Poen De Wijs. She has been recording artworks of artists around the world and has immense knowledge of art and artists. I had started The Unknown Pen in Feb 2009 with a goal to promote less-known artists, writers, musicians around the world.
The Song of Exuberance, 2017
Amaan Ahmad is a 34-year-old Indian writer, artist and philosopher. He has been researching on philosophy, psychology, and other related subjects. His art and writing revolve around the symbolism and surrealism.
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