Psychedelic Spring at Rawalpindi Art Council

Psychedelic Spring at Rawalpindi Art CouncilAt the Rawalpindi Arts Council, a new exhibition opened on Monday, showcasing the work of Nabeela Rashid and Madiha Saeed, both students of RAC art classes.

The exhibition, “Psychedelic Spring,” will be open for two days.

According to Naheed Manzoor, the RAC is committed to encouraging young, new artists. “Showing the work of these two women is part of that effort,” she said.

Using watercolours, pencils, charcoal and oils, the two artists captured a uniquely feminine interpretation of the changing seasons in their landscapes, which focused on the old buildings and bazaars of Rawalpindi as well as the areas around the twin cities. “Nature always makes me want to paint,” said Nabeela Rashid.

Madiha Saeed, many of whose works used an overhead perspective, said that she chose uncommon angles in order to make her work more unique.

“This kind of view really makes you capture a particular moment,” she said.

Speaking at the event’s inauguration, MNA Tahira Aurangzeb emphasised the role of the arts in promoting a tolerant society.

“These two painters reflect the talents of Pakistan,” she said.

Also present, Senator Najma Saeed agreed that the RAC has become a cultural and artistic hub, its events playing a major role in the cultural life of the area.

(Dawn)

 

A painting exhibition titled ‘Psychedelic Spring’ by Nabeela Rashid and Madiha Saeed opened at the Rawalpindi Arts Council (RAC) on Monday.

Senator Najma Hameed and MNA Tahira Aurangzeb, accompanied by Naheed Manzoor, inaugurated the exhibition.

Feminine experience and expression of the spring season is clearly visible in every painting shown in the exhibition and the colour scheme used in them. Soft images of nature and human figures, and bright colours are distinctive features of paintings by Nabeela Rashid and Madiha Saeed who have used mediums of watercolour, pencil work, charcoal and oil.

Talking to ‘The News,’ Nabeela said that the ‘Psychedelic Spring’ is purely a state of mind in which the person has hallucinations and see things which actually do not exist. “It is your own imagination and I tried to show the same perception to the onlooker. They are basically vivid colours of spring as I perceive them. They are sheer happiness and full of life. The colours assure that there is happiness in life and there is a hope to thrive,” she said.

A teacher by profession, Nabeela sees her paintings making a positive impact and challenges those who are pessimists as she’s a strong champion of vivid colours advocating hope and happiness around her.

Talking to ‘The News,’ Nabeela’s 20-year-old daughter Madiha said that her love for colours started when she was two years old. Having difficulty in expressing in words, she took the help of colours to convey her expressions with strong emotions. Complete with expressions, her paintings speak volumes about her beautiful mind that expresses her impression of life.

Being sensitive has made her much focused on her work and she flawlessly expresses it in the splashes of colour.

The paintings exhibition attracted a large gathering, besides art students of the RAC.

Speaking on the occasion, Senator Najma Hameed said the RAC has become the hub of art and cultural activities in the region. She said that the colours in paintings displayed at the RAC depict spring that has already set in and spread around.

MNA Tahira Aurangzeb said tolerance could be promoted in society by holding art exhibitions.

Naheed Manzoor, addressing the gathering, said that the RAC equally encourages new talent and experienced artists, and the group exhibition by Nabeela Rashid and Madiha Saeed, both students of RAC art classes, is an effort towards this effect. She said the major focus of the paintings in the exhibition is bright colours of spring.

(TheNews)

 

A group painting exhibition titled “Psychedelic Spring” by Nabeela Rashid and Madiha Saeed opened at the Art Gallery of the Rawalpindi Art Council (RAC) on Monday.

PML-N Senator Begum Najma Hameed and MNA Tahira Orangzeb flanked by Naheed Manzoor inaugurated the exhibition.

Feminine experience and expression of the spring season is clearly visible in every painting shown in the exhibition and the color scheme used in them. Soft images of nature and human figures, and bright colors are distinctive features of paintings by Nabeela Rashid and Madiha Saeed who have used medium of watercolor, pencil work, charcoal and oil.

The paintings exhibition attracted a large gathering, besides art students of the RAC. Speaking on the occasion, Senator Najma Hameed said the RAC has become the hub of art and cultural activities in the region and that she always takes pride in arriving here to attend the functions. She said colors in paintings displayed here depict spring season that has already set in and spread around. MNA Tahira Orangzeb said tolerance can be promoted in the society by holding art activities related functions.

Naheed Manzoor, addressing the gathering, said the RAC equally encourages new talent and experienced artists, and the group exhibition by Nabeela Rashid and Madiha Saeed, both students of RAC art classes, is an effort towards this effect. She said major focus of the paintings displayed at the exhibition is bright colors of spring.

(TheNation)

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