Umar’s recent body of work is inspired from his association with traditional objects particularly liquid containers (metal jugs, Sorahi) which he used to witness in his day-to-day life as a child but with the passing time such traditional objects kept vanishing from our culture especially with industrialization and popularity of new materials like plastic. Umar recollects and cherishes those memories and requestions one’s connection with such subjects of nostalgia. These tiny objects are not only reminiscent of good old times but evident of craftsmanship find our region. Each piece in collection is finely hand crafted in pure silver with delicate finishing to its best.
Muhammad Umar is educationist and jewelry artist in Pakistan. With an undergraduate degree from NCA and Masters in Contemporary Art for Educators (MCAE) with concentration in jewelry and object from University of Sydney, Australia. He completed his M.Phil. in Art and Design Education from PIFD. Currently he is working as Assistant Professor /Course coordinator in Gems and Jewelry Design Department at Pakistan Institute of Fashion and Design.
Muhammad has done a number of exhibitions at National and International level. He is interested in studying the object and its interpretation in daily life. He talks about material in narrative way and tells the story of each material used and objects made through personal experience. Viewer may observe the nuance of material and it’s dialoged in his pieces quite clearly.