Born in Uttar Pradesh, Tarab Khan found home in Hyderabad. Her story begins with the demise of her father who she lost at a young age. Needless to say, it changed her life completely and filled her mind with several questions about life and existence. The questions still remain but Tarab has begun to find answers and that translates in her paintings, poetry and blogs. Her latest exhibition titled, Whimsical-2, is about dreamlike paintings with a childlike curiosity and an innate connection to the universe around. “I don’t acknowledge any boundaries that contain my thoughts or imagination. Some of my paintings are inspired by my poems like Am I for Real, In the Continuum of Space & Time, A piece, A Bunch of Lilies and others,” she says.
The highlights of her show are two big paintings, The Floating Space and Like A Mermaid in the Sky I Flew. “It’s been quite a journey till now. I don’t know how else to best express myself and expressing is important for my soul. Through this latest exhibition, I hope to have done justice to my thoughts and experiences,” says Tarab.
A master’s degree holder in economics, she believes that education teaches you what is already known but one never learns what is unknown. “To explore, one has to tread the unknown path and that is what I have been actively doing for the last so many years—sailing, drifting and discovering,” Tarab says.
Date: May 18 to 22
Time: 10 am to 8 pm
Venue: Visual Art Gallery, India Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road.
The Sunday Standard