Pupils pay a glowing tribute to maestro art teacher after 40 years

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LAHORE: A group exhibition of paintings titled ‘Prof Khalid Iqbal’s Students of 1974 Class’ opened at Ejaz Art Gallery on Tuesday. Select paintings of five artists, including Prof Bashir Ahmad, Gulam Mustafa, Iqbal Hussain, Shireen Arif and Zulfiqar Ali Bhatti, who were the students of Prof Khalid Iqbal in 1974 at the National College of […]

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Babar Azeemi exhibits ‘Chaukhat’ at Revivers

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Lahore: An exhibition of paintings titled, ‘Chaukhat’ by Babar Azeemi opened at the Revivers Galleria on Tuesday. Some 38 selected paintings were put on display. The artist uses oil on paper as his primary medium to express his artistic approach and thoughts. Azeemi became an important part of the Pakistani artist scene only very recently. […]

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Writing on the wall

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Fatima Munir Amjad’s choice of imagery, inspired from our walls and urban spaces, indicates how they delineate the real but often neglected narrative. ‘Why are you still writing in long-hand and don’t use a typewriter, word processor or computer?’ was the question put to Javier Marias, the Spanish novelist by the host of Hard Talk […]

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The Epic Journey’ not everyone’s cup of tea

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KARACHI: Full Circle Gallery is hosting a solo exhibition ‘The Epic Journey’ by emerging young artist Shazly Khan featuring life engagements and circles of ordinary women. At least 32 brightly coloured paintings are on display for art connoisseurs and critics alike. According to the artist’s statement her work is an “Epic of a Woman”. As […]

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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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This, That and the Other: Perceptions set in stone told through mediums of art

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KARACHI: “My work is based on the perception of my home country, Pakistan and the Muslim world at large in the eyes of the West,” said artist Sausan Saulat at the opening of her solo exhibition, ‘This, That and the Other’. The East is too often seen through the narrow lens of terrorism and oppression […]

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A ‘fractured’ nation: ‘Burdened by imperialism, longing for an ideology’

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KARACHI: Politicians are responsible for Pakistan’s downfall. The inability to extract ourselves from the influence and interference of the West has meant that we have been unable to create our own ideology. Artist Sobia Ahmed miniature works from her first solo exhibition scream of these statements, imploring the audience to take a closer look at […]

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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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