Koel Art Gallery exhibits Ayesha’s wonderful paintings
By: Ahtesham Azhar
KARACHI: Koel Art Gallery recently organised a colourful exhibition of emerging artist, Ayesha Siddiqui’s paintings, and here at its premises. The artists named the exhibition ‘Hidden Agenda’ with all of her 23 displayed paintings unnamed, leaving the visitors guessing the theme and the idea hidden behind paintings.
All paintings were in dark colours with thin shades in the middle, which gave an impression of abstract art. One of the paintings on display was depicting two styles; as its one side was painted with strong colours while the other with light. The painting also had black spots in its middle. Another painting was on orange background with two black lines in side and bottom. The black colour in centre depicted anger.
Ayesha Siddiqui, a six times gold medallist in her academic career, is currently doing her PhD in Fine Arts from the University of Punjab, Lahore. She is a gold medallist in MA Fine Arts from the University of Punjab and in Master of Computer Sciences from the National College, Lahore.
She represented Pakistan in the 13th and 14th Asian Art Biennale in 2008 and 2010 in Dhaka, Bangladesh and Beijing, China respectively. She has also held 11 solo shows of paintings and drawings, besides participating in numerous group shows in Pakistan, Bangladesh, Jordan, China, and the UK. Her paintings included important public and private collections in many countries.
Talking to the Daily Times, Siddiqui said, “I don’t want to share my theme and idea with anyone because I named the exhibition ‘Hidden Agenda’ and would like the people to interpret it.” The exhibition will continue till August 31.