Artist | Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF)

Paksitan Press Foundtion

Pakistani crystal artist featured in Forbes

Pakistan Press Foundation

Sara Shakeel is the latest artist to gain momentum on social media. Her crystal art work has everyone mesmerised and she’s definitely become the talk of the town in a short period of time Boasting nearly 400,000 Instagram followers, her feed features unusually thought-provoking yet beautiful images. From McDonald’s fries to the Milan Cathedral, the artist is […]

Arts and Entertainment , ,


Cake wins Best Feature Narrative at TSAFF 2018

Pakistan Press Foundation

The 13th Tasveer South Asian Film Festival recently came to an end after a 10-day run in Seattle. Since Pakistan was the focus country at South Asia’s biggest film festival this year, multiple Pakistani films – 19 to be precise – were screened amidst artists from many countries. Among other things, Asim Abbasi’s directorial debut, […]

Arts and Entertainment , ,


Prime minister wants national policy on art, literature

Pakistan Press Foundation

MURREE: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has directed preparation of a comprehensive national policy on art, literature and artists. He was chairing a meeting at the Government House, Murree, on Friday to review the progress on various development projects pertaining to the hill station. The prime minister said the revival of the film industry was a […]

Access to Information , ,


Eminent artists’ work put on display

Pakistan Press Foundation

Islamabad – A group show featuring paintings and calligraphies by various eminent and emerging artists continues to attract the art lovers of the federal capital at Gallery6. The displayed items have various stunning art pieces by the artists including Khusro Sabzwari, Abid Hasan, Abdul Rahman Ghazi, Sara Khan and Chinese calligrapher Ibrahim. Born in Karachi, […]

Arts and Entertainment , , ,


Pakistan is cradle of art, culture: president

Pakistan Press Foundation

ISLAMABAD: President Mamnoon Hussain Wednesday has said that Pakistan is a cradle of art and culture adding that artists and calligraphers are our valuable asset. Addressing the launching ceremony of a calligraphy book ‘Allama bil Qalam’, at Foreign Office in Islamabad, that president commended the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for taking the initiative of publishing […]

Arts and Entertainment , , ,


Where colours are better felt than understood

Pakistan Press Foundation

Karachi: Veteran author and critique Ahmad Javed once said that legendary poet Meer Taqi Meer had blended human feelings in his poetry so cleverly that they had gone beyond the capacity of a reader’s sense of feeling. “They show up as complex compounds of emotions; therefore, a reader has to enhance his sensory capacity to […]

Arts and Entertainment , , ,


Setting new trends

Pakistan Press Foundation

KARACHI: There was no singular theme that bound together the artists’ display at the Artciti gallery. No thematic consistency in the concepts, no similarity in techniques and use of medium. They were as original as art can be, thus, the title of the exhibition, ‘Trendsetters’, could not be more apt. Displaying the work of young, […]

Arts and Entertainment , ,


Art scene: An explosion of colour

Pakistan Press Foundation

KARACHI: Fresh talent and experienced hands came together under one roof as Grandeur Art Gallery opened its doors to eleven artists on Tuesday evening. Both the seasoned and emerging artists’ paintings and sculptures were on exhibit, ranging in colour, imagery and concept. Nature remained a consistent feature in the work of the majority of the […]

Arts and Entertainment , , ,


CollaborArt on the canvas

Pakistan Press Foundation

ISLAMABAD: History is in the making in the contemporary art world and two renowned Pakistani painters are to be credited with it. Tassaduq Sohail and Riaz Rafi, both based in Karachi, have collaborated to paint 24 canvases together for the “first ever joint-solo” exhibition in the world. Titled ‘Inimitable Consilience’, the show is scheduled to […]

Arts and Entertainment , , , ,


Evoking emotions: Artist’s work questions society’s apathy

Pakistan Press Foundation

KARACHI: The magnitude of losses suffered by victims of a blast or a natural disaster is often lost on those who only hear about it in the news. Artist Sara Mahmood has used everyday items in her work, such as teddy bears and trash cans, to convey the impact of such tragedies which shatter so […]

Arts and Entertainment , ,


Masters at work

Pakistan Press Foundation

Peerzada Salman KARACHI: It would be an exercise in futility to try and wax eloquent on the work of the incomparable Sadequain. Artists like him surpass that phase where analysing their creative endeavours fetches nothing: you just have to marvel at how and why they’re able to achieve immortality by creating art that transcends life. […]

Arts and Entertainment , , , ,