PAKISTAN INDIA WAGAH BORDER

   BOLO     ACRYLIC ON WOOD   2015     colourful, border conflict, art, painting, artist collective, parkistani artist, dispute, pakistan india, purple, black, grey, minimal
   BOLO     ACRYLIC ON WOOD   2015     colourful, border conflict, art, painting, artist collective, parkistani artist, dispute, pakistan india, purple, black, grey, minimal

PAKISTAN INDIA WAGAH BORDER

6,450.00

BOLO

ACRYLIC ON WOOD

91.4CM X 91.4CM 

2014

COLLECT

The Frontiers series explores the tension between chaos and order and the need for belonging in an ever-globalizing world, while exploring territorial borders and disputed areas around the world. The work is equivocal and open to multiple interpretations and is intended to illuminate the geographic and psychological paradoxes that exist in migratory conditions. The compositions in the series reflect disputed borders and regions as seen through Google satellite maps, which are used as a loose foundation for the artwork. Bolo challenges the notions of global governance, ethnicity and religion as a social construct, questioning whether they should be represented by arbitrary lines. Ultimately humanity is universal, regardless of which side of the border one is on. Desires, Dreams, aspirations, fears and basic needs are ubiquitous. The human need to connect is universal and knows no borders.

Wagah is a village near which the accepted Radcliffe Line, the boundary demarcation line dividing India and Pakistan upon the Partition of India, was drawn. The village lies 600 meters west of the Border line. At the time of independence in 1947, the migrants from the Indian parts of the subcontinent entered the present day Pakistan through this border crossing.