Admiring calligraphy show opens at Artscene
KARACHI: Artscene Gallery has inaugurated a solo exhibition of calligraphy featured on Holly Quran alphabets and names of Allah by an emerging artist Noreen Akhter, here on Saturday.
On the inauguration ceremony a large number of art lover, art critics, artists and others were present. Around 40 art pieces of the artists were on display on the walls of gallery.
The artist Noreen Akhter said it took her about five to six months to complete the pieces in her second solo show. Her work is revolving around alphabets and ‘Lohe Qurani’.
Akhter, who completed her master’s in fine arts from the College of Art and Design at the University of the Punjab, says she had decided to paint Arabic alphabets to improve her calligraphy technique. She used mix medium on paper as a medium of producing her artistic skills on canvas. Akhter calligraphy works were adorable and sophisticated while mostly artists term calligraphy as a difficult work. She created attractive visuals by her style using collage on one of her displays. She made contrasts with her writings. She filled the space of a circle or square with minutely repeatedly written word Allah and then made variations by employing parts of bold letters at appropriate points. Her palette was well chosen with minimum hues.
Talking to Daily Times she said, “I am working on calligraphy projects from last two year and this is her second solo show while she has also participated in group shows.” She was of the view that calligraphy is little difficult from other art but if one has interest nothing could be difficult.
Replying to a quire, she said, “Majority of people are admiring my work, which shows people still have interest in calligraphy work.”
Akther informed that her next project will also come soon before world, which is also on calligraphy theme.
Akther further added: “In my present work, I have enhanced the importance of alphabets as it’s the only major difference in turning “hay” into “jeem”. The effect is further enhanced by intermingling them with Arabic alphabets and specific Islamic illuminated colours.” The show will be continue till March 29.