ART: Soraya Sikander painted the beauty of seasons in dreams with her masterful artistry and her ability to develop a deep and vivid imagery of unusual contrasts.
In her recent range of work titled “Inscape 2018” exhibited at the Unicorn Gallery, she has used her skill with oil on canvas to redefine even the most signature images associated with the season of fall and its various chapters. From the proverbial naked forest at dusk to the lazy sunset of the winters; the avant-garde abstraction born from November rain on the window sill to the fragrance of the spouting flowers on the canvas from her hands, she has created a stunning collection.
Mian Ijaz ul Hassan and Dr Musarrat Hasan inaugurated the exhibition. Paintings depicted natural beauty of sunset, evening, pond, mangroves and sky.
The exhibition brought together the choicest works of international calligraphy landscape.
Soraya Sikander is one of today’s leading contemporary South Asian artists, known for her landscapes and organic forms, the artist has been ranked as one of Pakistan’s best known painters making it big internationally, listed as ‘Artist to watch’. Soraya works in oil and acrylics on canvas and is internationally renowned for her calligraphy landscapes.
Recognition for her work has come through critical acclaim and sell-out exhibitions. She is also a TEDx art speaker. She has trained in fine arts through the London Atelier of Representational Arts, Slade Summer School (UCL). She has held over sixteen international group and solo exhibitions including at Beijing Biennale 2017 (National Art Museum of China), Galerie Patries Van Dorst (Netherlands), Etihad Modern (Abu Dhabi), National Museum of Banlagdesh (Dhaka Museum), La Galleria Pall Mall, Royal Opera Arcade (London), Unicorn Gallery (Karachi, Lahore), Alhamra Art Gallery (Lahore), The National Museum of Ras Al Khaimah (UAE) RAK Fine Art Fair and more. This is her 19th exhibition.