Mahbub Jokhio’s work considers the nature of images; their claims to objectivity and ability to manipulate meaning and perception. Working in various mediums, he questions image production and reception through subjects ranging from history and religion to love and violence. These investigations often incorporate irony, dark humour and self-referential critiques that locate and decode the image’s capacity to mediate reality.
At Gasworks Mahbub will continue his inquiry into the capacity of images to deceive and their ability to ‘lie truthfully’. This investigation will consider his status as a foreign artist, as well as an insider observer/reader of images in London.
Mahbub Jokhio lives and works in Mahrabpur. He graduated with Distinction from Beaconhouse National University in visual arts and currently teaches at National College of Arts, Lahore. Recent exhibitions include Everything Is Embedded In History, Lahore literary Festival; A Thousand Times to Moon and Back Home, IVS Gallery, Karachi (both 2015); Museum of Wasted Loves, Full Circle Gallery, Karachi (2016); and Premise of Promise, Canvas Gallery, Karachi (2017). Mahbub was recently awarded Pioneer Residency at Khushab and will participate in the 2017 Karachi Biennale.