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Engaging with the artist’s process

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KARACHI: Artists have their own way of commenting on things. Some focus on thematic indulgence while others place a certain emphasis on the medium and process of work to achieve their purpose. The group show at Canvas Gallery that opened on Tuesday offers these varied kinds of approaches. Lahore-based artist Inaam Zafar’s oil-on-canvas works tell […]

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Depicting a world which you can see – freely

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Karachi: Veteran poet and critic Ahmad Javaid once said, “If eyes learn to see reality, they can consequently illuminate the mind and the heart.” (Aankh dekhna seekh jae to zehn bhi roshan ho jae ga aur dil bhi) An exhibition of two artists’ works, which opened at the Koel Gallery on Tuesday, reinforced the idea […]

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The creative lens: Artist finds beauty in the hardships of Thar women

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KARACHI: Taking inspiration from the hardworking women of Thar, artist Salman Ahmed from Mirpurkhas tries to show the concealed beauty of the neglected desert. “There is a certain beauty in the hard life led by the people of Thar,” said Ahmed, at the launch of his group show at Grandeur art gallery. “The women of […]

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Feeling the divine presence through water colours

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Karachi: The presence of the Almighty may manifest itself to different people in different concepts even though we are all aware of its presence. This is precisely what artist Ali Abbas has tried to convey through his water colour-on-paper paintings depicting the Sufi concept of the Almighty in the form of whirling dervishes and shrines. […]

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Inaam Zafar delivers stills from film to canvases

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KARACHI: Defying chiaroscuro, which is the use of contrasts between light and dark to develop a picture and bring out the definitions of an image, is what Inaam Zafar has aimed to achieve in his recent works on display at the Sanat Initiative. The exhibition titled ‘[dih-still.ed]‘ opened on Wednesday for public viewing. Zafar spoke […]

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Artists display works inspired by their life in the city

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KARACHI: It seemed that there was one underlying theme that appeared to be on the minds of several of the artists — the daily struggles for survival in this city. Several young artists displayed their works at the Full Circle Gallery’s exhibit ‘Deconstruct’ on Saturday. A graduate of the Indus Valley School of Art and […]

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Arts exhibition at GCU

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LAHORE – The artworks by the Government College University students got a big round of applause at the annual fine arts exhibition kicked off on Wednesday at the university’s Abdus Salam Hall. GCU Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Khaleeq-ur-Rahman inaugurated the exhibition, showcasing more than 100 art pieces. Prominent artist Sadaqat Ali and Fine Arts Department […]

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Artists with different styles find common ground in their work

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KARACHI: What was most visible at the art exhibit, ‘Under Cover’, were the stark differences as well as the subtle similarities between the two artists featured at the gallery. The two-person show featuring Annem Zaidi and Emaan Mahmud opened at Full Circle Gallery on Friday and will continue till March 14. “The artists don’t know […]

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Uncovering art

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LAHORE: Abdullah Qureshi completed his undergraduate degree from Chelsea College of Art and Design, London in 2010 and then moved on to do his Masters at the same institute in 2011. The show will feature 14 pieces of his work. Qureshi’s work is not about a specific narrative or a story. Rather, he believes in […]

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Karachi Literature Festival

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The Karachi Literature Festival (KLF) has, in a fairly short span of time, turned into one of the country’s most vibrant and key arts and literature platforms. In times when the humdrum of trying daily routines, the gruelling rat race of professional life and a dismal security situation has drained the common citizen, this open-to-all […]

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The weightlessness of things

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Naiza Khan is one of those very few Pakistani artists who constantly reinvent themselves with the distinction that they don’t like to reinvent the wheel, as it were, but themselves. What’s noteworthy about Naiza Khan is, and it is more than evident, that she has over the years grown both in terms of experimenting with […]

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Shazly Khan and her ‘Epic Journey’

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KARACHI: A fascinating combination of expressionism and impressionism, Shazly Khan’s stylistic art depicts the feminine form in its multifarious roles. Feminism, friendship and fertility are the three most obvious aspects of her art which, over the years, has evolved into a potent but subtle form steeped in a powerful stylistic imagery. Her ‘Epic Journey’ covers […]

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From ‘Sacrifice’ to ‘Friends’, a potpourri of artworks

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Karachi: By now we all must have got used to the proliferation of art galleries in town involved in a race with each other to hold exhibitions of works and hawk their pricey wares. These shows are a hodgepodge of all forms of art, from classical realism to the most avant-garde abstractism, one where one […]

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Jahangir Hossain brings ‘The Colour of Mind’ to Hamail

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LAHORE: A solo exhibition titled, “The Colour of Mind” showcasing paintings by Jahangir Hossain commenced at the Hamail Art Galleries on Wednesday. Hossains’s paintings are deeply passionate and emotionally charged. “I paint what I feel, straight from my heart,” Hossain told Daily Times, as he talked about his thought process when he paints. The medium […]

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