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Art, coins, stamps give glimpse of Bangladesh

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KARACHI: An exhibition capturing the political, social, financial and aesthetic essence of Bangladesh was organised by the Bangladesh Deputy High Commission, Karachi, at a local hotel on Monday. From paintings, banknotes, coins, stamps and even books, the items displayed were carefully curated to allow viewers to experience first-hand the journey of the country from inception. […]

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Art show: Juxtaposition of the bold and the delicate

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KARACHI: The force of the brush on canvas is what draws people’s attention. Artist Mukkarram Ali has experimented with different techniques of abstraction, sometimes subtle, other times bold, in his works displayed at Full Circle Gallery. Ali, who is a professional artist and has been exhibiting his work for the last six years in different […]

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Eloquent Madness under way at Alliance

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KARACHI: Can madness be eloquent? According to a Shakespearean character, Polonius, from the play Hamlet, madness can have a method to it. That’s the idea the New York-born French-Italian artist Peter D Bove seems to espouse through his formidable body of work. An exhibition of his paintings and drawings titled Eloquent Madness opened at the […]

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Art of another kind

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Karachi: Art today is assuming many dimensions, which just confuse the simple, conventional art fans. Art has ceased to be the pursuit it once was, catering to one’s aesthetic sense and being a balm for the vision. It was simple realism. Today there are umpteen forms of art, sometimes one more weird than the other, […]

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Half truths, half pictures

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KARACHI: An exhibition of paintings by distinguished artist Ayaz Jokhio opened at Canvas Art Gallery on Tuesday. Jokhio is one of those artists who do not like to be pigeonholed. Fair enough. Most artists don’t like to be put into boxes, unless they claim to have created a box for themselves. But it wouldn’t be […]

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Eminent artists’ work put on display

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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, […]

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Craving praise in the colour of blood

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Karachi “Aaj ka din bhi aish sey guzra, sar se paa tak badan salamat hai [It was a day of leisure today, , I am safe from head to toe]”. Perhaps when Jaun Elia came up with this verse, he must have little or no idea that in a decade’s time, it will become relevant […]

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Trouncing misconceptions with a vociferous imagination

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KARACHI: Using the Paint application inbuilt in most of the computers, how many of us can actually draw a simple picture of, say, an apple? Young artist Anas Riasat employs his creative imagination using software, such as Adobe Photoshop and ZBrush, into concept art. His talent is spread over a wide spectrum, allowing him to […]

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Painting out historical distortions

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Karachi: Photography can be viewed as presenting what appears to be truth. This moment, frozen in time and recorded on film and paper, presents many challenges. By its very nature, this framed image is problematic. It can be bearer of great untruths by elimination what is outside the frame. Can viewers ever be certain they […]

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Creativity at its best

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Painting is the practice of applying paint, pigment, colour or any other medium to a surface. The art of drawing and painting is a practice that began hundreds of years ago and is still valued and appreciated. This however, is not a simple task as creating a good artefact takes years to master. Trust us […]

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The smog of tradition and history

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KARACHI: Memory keeps tradition alive. It is the process of forgetting, conscious or unwitting, that gradually hollows out tradition and makes history a blurred reality. Artists know the significance of memory. That is why the perceptive among them attach great importance to observation and experience — the former provides a link to tradition and the […]

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Finest art/can be created in borderline solitude

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Karachi: The finest art can be created when you are one with yourself, in borderline solitude, Sana Arjumand told me in an interview. The Islamabad-based artist is in Karachi for her solo exhibition, which opens Tuesday (tomorrow) at the Canvas Gallery. The show’s title ‘Felicity’ signifies Sana’s focus on abundant happiness. “Whatever you focus on […]

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Abstruse imagery

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KARACHI: Contemporary art is often accused of being overly hodgepodge in terms of technique. A bit of this, a bit of that, and you make the viewer confused enough to form an informed opinion. A four-person exhibition titled ‘Abstruse Imagery’ curated by S.M. Raza opened at the Art Chowk Gallery on Wednesday. One South Korean, […]

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Pakistani artists’ works vandalised in India

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KARACHI: Art became the latest victim of tensions along the Line of Control on Saturday when an exhibition organised by the Mumbai-based International Creative Art Centre (Icac) and Islamabad’s Gallery-6 in Ahmedabad was vandalised by members of an extremist Hindu group. One Indian newspaper reported that members of the Vishva Hindu Parishad had attacked the […]

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