Zulfi’s realist paintings on display at Tanzara Gallery

Tanzara Art Gallery’s latest exhibition that opened on Thursday features contemporary realist paintings of Zulfiqar Ali Zulfi, who has wonderfully captured landscapes, and urban scenes. The art exhibition of the Lahore based artist comprises of 31 paintings, which flawlessly reflect the serenity of the rural side of Lahore as well as the vibrancy of the…

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Young artist visualizes ‘Error 404’

Published in Pakistan Observer (28 Dec. 2010) ‘Paper planes’ Sana Jamal ISLAMABAD: Colorful yet original portray of the society captured in the canvases by Sara Khan welcomes the element of uncertainty in life and leave us pondering for a solution. Young painter Sara Khan’s ten paintings and drawings will be on display from Dec. 28…

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Wooden work depicts anxiety & fear in society

Imran Hunzai has used a traditional medium wood carving in an artistic way to depict the element of fear and frustration which has seeped into the society with the passage of time. The exhibition titled ‘Wooden Woes’ include 14 exquisite wooden sculptures and dust paintings by Imran Hunzai which are put on display at Rohtas…

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Travelling Art Exhibition fascinates Youth

The Public Art Show at Iqra University, Islamabad is perhaps Pakistan’s first travelling art exhibition, which aspires to draw a new audience towards art, in particular young generation. With this unique and innovative project, the organisers have proved that exclusivity in art is no longer in vogue, and it’s about accessibility nowadays. The exhibition was…

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Sufism showcased in exhibition at Nomad Gallery

Art Exhibition: Colours of love and peace  The challenges of the modern world maybe numerous, but through his vivid artwork, Mohsen Keiany, has offered simply one solution to diverse problems – the message of Sufis. In his latest exhibition at Nomad Art Gallery by Mohsen Keiany, a Britain based Irani artist, has used rich colours,…

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Rich colours and energy depict women in Artwork of Nahid Raza

Lively colours mixed with strong emotions in the paintings of Nahid Raza depicted strong woman and conveyed the message to respect and value women. The artist, Nahid Raza greeted the guests with a gentle smile at the inaugural ceremony of her painting exhibition here at Tanzara art gallery. “My paintings show strong women, who fulfill…

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Revival of a forgotten art in Islamabad

Edited news version printed in Pakistan Observer on Sept. 24, 2010. Islamabad: A three-day calligraphy workshop was sponsored by Pakistan National Council of the Arts (PNCA) for the art learners (from Sept. 21-23, 2010), which has truly injected a new life to the forgotten art of calligraphy among Pakistanis. The rare workshop was arranged by…

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Reflecting Age of Neo-Colonialism through Art

Since Art is considered a reflection of the society, the changing times and consequential circumstances seem to have greatly influenced the artists of our times. One such artist is Amin Rehman, who excels in employing textual expression in his artwork. Amin’s latest art exhibition titled ‘White Wash: Art in the Age of Neo-Colonialism’ opened at…

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Rediscovering the maestro Sadequain

Islamabad – To relive the legacy of calligraphy art, and rediscover the work of Sadequain, one of the finest painters, a book launching ceremony and exhibition was held in Islamabad on Monday. The grand exhibition was organized by Pakistan National Council of the Arts (PNCA) in collaboration with Sadequain at National Art Gallery. The exhibition…

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Rasheed Butt’s Captivating Calligraphic work go on display

ISLAMABAD – Rasheed Butt, the world renowned calligrapher who is the only in the world who writes in Gold with Qalam (pen) was present in Islamabad on Monday to grace the inauguration of his calligraphic exhibition at Khaas gallery in the capital. This is for the first time that internationally well-recognized veteran artist, Rasheed Butt…

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Rare Korean Art at display in Islamabad

Korean artist gives the message to revert to nature Vibrant colours combined with soothing images in the paintings of Korean artist, Ae Jae Lee offered the message to the world ‘to go back to nature’ to recuperate peace in our chaotic lives. The painting exhibition titled ‘Sacred Forest’ organized by Gandhara Art and Cultural Association was…

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Pictorial icons of Urban Social Disorder

‘Karachi Kahaniyan’ opens at Khaas Art Gallery Moeen Faruqi’s latest exhibition at Khaas Art Gallery, that opened on Tuesday, precisely captures the consequences of urbanization such as stressful life, social disorder and identity crisis. The rich colours portray the beautification of apparent lives including homes and attires, as one leap towards the urban lifestyle, while…

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Pakistan’s Women Artists explore Social and Cultural issues

Bold and beautiful paintings by 12 emerging women artists of Pakistan send a strong message of resilience and inspiration for all fellow women worldwide. The exhibition was arranged by the Danish Embassy in Islamabad jointly with Nomad Art Gallery to promote local women artists.

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Mobina’s figurative work on display at gallery 6

Published in Pakistan Observer (13 Feb. 2011) Sana Jamal ISLAMABAD: Gallery 6 brings an exclusive exhibition of paintings by Mobina Zuberi in which she has captured snap shot moments through lines and brush strokes. Mobina’s present exhibition titled “The Moment” is unique in the sense that it displays two very different genres of paintings with…

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Masterpieces in Miniatures – Royal treat for Art lovers

The art lovers of the city were in for a treat, a royal treat indeed, as Gallery 6 opened its doors to a collection of rare miniature paintings of British and Indian royal families and rulers. The exhibition of portrait miniatures, small in size and scrupulous in detail with fine brushwork, depicted the charm of…

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Injecting a new life into Pakistan’s Sculptural Art

Islamabad – The sculpture art is picking up fast in Pakistan despite a traditional distaste and lack of enthusiasm by art managers. However, more recently there is a realization about significance of this special art and Pakistan National Council of the Arts took the lead in organizing a five-day workshop on sculpture art in Pakistan.…

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In search of Cultural Identity – Art exhibition at Hunerkada

A thought-provoking exhibition of drawings, followed by a video presentation was held at Hunerkada Art Gallery on Saturday. The latest art exhibition by Asma Arshad Mahmood, a Toronto-based artist, portrays her effort to connect the dots of identity with lines of culture and origin. Complicated subjects such as politics, religion and history emerge as the…

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Hajra Mansur’s enchanting Art Exhibition

Painting exhibition of ‘Safeer-e-Mashriq’   Islamabad – Exquisitely delightful is perhaps the word that best describes the latest exhibition by Hajra Mansur, which opens on 20 October at Nomad Art Gallery in Islamabad. Around 30 art pieces on display endorse that famous Modern Romanticist Hajra Mansur has rightly been awarded the title of Safeer-e-Mashriq (Ambassador…

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Gallery Louvre’s vibrant entry in Islamabad

Published in Pakistan Observer (15 Oct. 2011)Sana JamalIslamabad – With the largest solo exhibition of Pakistan’s renowned artist Ahmad Zoay, Gallery Louvre has stepped in Islamabad’s art and culture scene. “Gallery Louvre is a new comer to the capital but has been part of art scene for over a decade” told Salim Lalani, one of…

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Flowing Colours to make waves in Islamabad

“Bahtay Rang” opens at Gallery Louvre  To the good fortune of art lovers of Islamabad, Gallery Louvre is continually introducing innovative artwork from different regions of the country. The latest inductions are from two major cosmopolitan cities of Pakistan, Karachi and Lahore. The art exhibition titled “Bahtay Rang” features effervescent canvases of Khusro Sabzwari and…

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Dr. Anwar revives Heritage through water-colour paintings

The veteran artist Dr. Ajaz Anwar explains the theme behind his paintings to the Turkish Ambassador Mustafa Babur Hazlan and DG of PNCA Tauqir Nasir. The water-colour paintings by Dr. Ajaz Anwar, put on display at National Art Gallery on Tuesday, were more than mere art. Dr. Anwar, by employing water-colours, has revived the grandeur…

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