Miniature Painting Exhibiton by S. M. Mansoor

Art lovers from twin cities of Islamabad and Rawalpindi took keen intreset at an exhibition of miniature paintings started here Wednesday at Jharoka Art Gallery.
Country Director, Heinrich Boll Shiftung, Pakistan, Britta Petresen inagurated the event, showcasing 27 masterpieces of art by Sheikh Mansoor.
Renowned artist Prof. S.M. Mansoor displayed his latest modern miniature paintings, in which he reflected a more tolerant vision towards culture and society. His paintings which have a focus on modern uniformioty brought forth subconscious observation of the painter and immediately attracted attention due to their unique colour scheme.
Mansoor has welcomed popular ideas to construct his art in a new light. Artistic anarchy had negative connotations in the past, when multiplicity was sacrificed at the name of totality.
In Mansoor’s miniature paintings, the viewer could easily enjoy thenewness, because each piece of art was overwhelmed with excitement, as he had eliminated all the conventions of traditional miniature paintings.
Dr. Shahida, a viewer on the occasion, said, there is a growing sense of experimental and innovation.
He uses the modern sometimes abstract many times semi abstract language and molded it to express his ideas. With this approach, he eventually lands up is dependant upon his sustainability and his ability to choose the single path that will satisfy his urge for adventure and assimilate his undoubted ability to use colours textures and icons from his rich traditional heritage, she added. The exhibition will continue till April 20.

(Frontierpost)

Art lovers from Islamabad and Rawalpindi took keen interest at an exhibition of miniature paintings at the Jharoka Art Gallery.
Country Director, Heinrich Boll Shiftung Pakistan, Britta Petresen inaugurated the event, showcasing 27 masterpieces of art by Sheikh Mansoor.
Renowned artist Prof. S.M. Mansoor displayed his latest modern miniature paintings, in which he reflected a more tolerant vision towards culture and society. His paintings, with a focus on modern uniformity brought forth subconscious observation of the painter and immediately attracted attention due to their unique colour scheme. Mansoor has welcomed popular ideas to construct his art in a new light. Artistic anarchy had negative connotations in the past, when multiplicity was sacrificed at the name of totality.

(DailyTimes)

Moving away from the conventional miniature, renowned painter, author and art educationist Professor S M Mansoor’s unique experimental and innovative work goes on display at the Jharoka Art Gallery.

Mansoor fiercely explores his creativity in a dynamic and innovative experimentation through abstract and semi-abstract aesthetic vocabulary moulded into a unique whole. His experimental and innovative miniatures are bold and modern. The exhibition displays some of the most beautiful and latest collection of the artist’s work, displaying Pakistan’s creative heritage in a dynamic composition and colour reflecting implausible skills and artistry.

Tradition serves as a stimulant in Mansoor’s miniatures, giving the artist a power to realise the modern vision and create in the language of his ancestors with a refreshing and spontaneous fragrance of his own times. Elements of abstraction with modern visual vocabulary in these miniatures make them distinct from the conventional miniature art in the sub-continent. Known as a unique artist of great diversity, Mansoor offers an exhilarating visual experience showing a great variety in the artist’s choice of subject.

Displaying 27 latest modern miniature paintings, the exhibition showcases Mansoor’s corpus of work as a glimpse into the world of modern miniature. Elephants, flying kites, horse mounted personages, maidens dancing in the vestments of another day, and much more illustrative visuals offer a window of life and living with a perfect visual enchantment. Reflecting his aesthetic thoughts and attitude, Mansoor’s works cover a wide range of cultural diversity, inner and outer, emanating at once subtle, shifting and varying moods. Mansoor expresses these same with objectivity in a way not merely expressing his creativity, but attempting to capture culture in his creative process.

Mansoor did specialisation in graphic design with distinction from the National College of Arts, Lahore, under the supervision of eminent art educationist Fred Zimmer, former head of Design Department at the Ohio State University, USA, in 1984. He was selected for the British Council Scholarship for specialisation in Royal School of Arts, London, in 1984, but due to the sudden death of his father he returned without completing his specialisation. Mansoor has also attended the short course of ‘Printing as an Art’ from Japan in 1989; The seven days mixed media painting workshop organised by the Ministry of Culture with the collaboration of British Council under Britain’s famous painter Margaret Walker from London School of Art. He participated in a workshop of South Asian painters in Delhi (India) organised by the group of Saarc countries in 1994.

Mansoor’s concentrates on multiplicity, reflecting a more tolerant vision towards culture and society. In other words, he is ready to welcome popular ideas to construct his art in a new light.

In Mansoor’s miniature paintings, one enjoys the newness because each piece of art is overwhelmed with excitement. He had eliminated all conventions of traditional miniature painting. With a growing sense of innovation, Mansoor stresses local in terms of decorative motifs; regional and natural in choice of subject matter; ethnic in terms of formal aspects; historical in creating a link with the past and above all current as a contemporary artist.

The exhibition of Mansoor’s miniatures would continue at the Jharoka Art Gallery (House no. 8, Street 28, Sector F-8/1) till April 20.

(TheNews)

There is an exhibition of miniature painting starting on 10th April at Jharoka Art Gallery. A very senior Miniature artist is displaying his 27 latest modern miniature paintings. His exhibition will continue till 20th of April 2013.Jharoka Art Gallery H#8, st#28, F-8/1, Islamabad Pakistan A Modern painting focuses on uniformity, his paintings on the other hand concentrate on the multiplicity, a modern artist is usually more subjective in approach, Mansoor reflects a more tolerant vision towards culture and society. In other words he is ready to welcome popular ideas to construct his art in a new light. Artistic anarchy had negative connotations in the past, when multiplicity was sacrificed at the name of totality. In Mansoor’s miniature paintings one enjoys the newness, because each piece of art is overwhelmed with excitement. He had eliminated all the conventions of traditional miniature painting. There is a growing sense of experimental and innovation. He stresses local in terms of decorative motifs; regional and natural in choice of subject matter; ethnic in terms of formal aspects; historical in creating a link with the past and above all current as a contemporary artist.

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