Ramzan inspires calligraphy exhibit
KARACHI: As Ramzan gets closer; calligraphy starts trending among the art circles. Taking the trend as an opportunity, Artscene Gallery has organised a group exhibition of 23 renowned artists.
Calligraphy artists have presented inspiring religious art pieces featured on holy places and verses of Holy Quran. On the occasion of inauguration, a large number of general public besides art critics were present.
Artist Amir Kamal presented ‘Ayat Kursi’ in gold and ink. Despite using a difficult medium, the calligraphy was amazingly beautiful. The art piece was encased in a circle, with purple, light blue, light brown and black.
He was of the view that nowadays, calligraphy exhibitions are rare, and mostly art galleries and artists are focusing on others theme. The work by Khurshid Alam Guhar Qalam, was mostly mixed media on paper. Qalam used dark blue and black colours in his painting, and superimposed religious text in various sizes.
Another artist Jamshed Qaiser had two oil paintings on display. His work seems to be inspired by late Gulgee, especially the use of colours, and their combination with shapes and technique.
Talking to Daily Times, an artist Javed Qamar, whose work was on display, said that his work is similar to the calligraphy work of old masters. He was of the view that artists are producing every kind of art.
Qamar asserted that he is a self-taught artist and engaged in this field in mid 80s.
Arif Khan, commented that he used to produce architectural work, but Ramzan is around the corner, and therefore he painted some religious places to participate in this exhibition.
The exhibition will continue till July 22. ahtesham azhar