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Mahbub Jokhio

Born in 1992, Mehrabpur, Pakistan

Lives and works in Lahore, Pakistan

Overview

Pakistani artist Mehbub Jokhio’s work discusses and decodes the very nature of images, specifically the way they are perceived and interpreted. Perhaps influenced by Jean Baudrillard’s conception of simulacra and simulation, Jokhio is interested in the image’s claim to objectivity, the photograph’s assertion of truth and verisimilitude, and how, when reality and fiction are blurred, the image becomes loaded with power. He is interested in the relationship between the medium and the viewer, and t...Read more