Shaukat Ali Khokhar was born in 1970 in the village of Mithodero near Larkana, Sindh Pakistan. He received his early education from his native town and later enrolled in the MA (hons) in Visual Art at National College of Art in Lahore, where his work evolved towards minimalism. With a comprehensive theoretical base, he created his paintings using dots. Shaukat currently resides in Jamshoro and serving as Head of Department at Center of excellence Art and Design MUTE, Jamshoro, Sindh.
The dot plays an essential element in an artwork – Shaukat has been always a great admirer of philosophy behind ‘dot’ and the visual possibilities of its repetition in process of image making. He uses dots to create various patterns on his thought process hence the practice becomes a monologue, woven by feelings and emotions. These monologues are formed with myriad dots that invite the viewers to lose themselves in the visuals, travel their own way, with varied options, to experience and interpret.