3 Folklorists at Drawing Studio

3 Folklorists
Painting Exhibition
by
Ghulam Hussain
Samina Zaheer
Rabia Yaseen

on Saturday 7 April, 2012 at 5:30 pm
the Exhibition will countinue till 16 April, 2012
Daily 11:00 am to 8:00 pm
(except sunday)

Drawing Studio
23/28 Sikandar Malhi Road, Gulberg II,
Lahore – Pakistan.
Ph: 42-35033755, 0323-4164379
[email protected]
www.drawingstudio.pk

‘drawing studio’, a Lahore based art gallery, has been promoting contemporary art from Pakistan since its inception in April 2010. It presents works of young and emerging artists. The utmost principle of the studio is to put forward contemporary art at philosophical level along with main emphasis to professional practices. It is striving hard to be in line with this promptly developing visual culture. Thus it is delivering a direct experience of the art of today.

In this current show ‘3 Folklorists’ drawing studio is showcasing works of three Lahore based artists. It is an attempt to invite dialogue on how three artists of young generation are responding to the culture and tradition of this region.

They are constructing their images by locating indigenous metaphors i.e. traditional art and orient sense and sensibility.

Ghulam Hussain, being a graduate of National College of Arts Lahore, is a trained miniature painter. Since his degree show in 2010, he has been practicing an interesting and unique idea that explored the possibilities to synthesize his skills of miniature painting technique with the beauty and craft of weaving. His area of interest seems to understand the debate; combining knowledge of weaving, the traditional craft and take up the debate of miniature as ‘High Art’ or ‘Craft’.

Rabia Yaseen is currently enrolled in MS Studio Practice (Easel Painting) at Lahore College Women University. She has done her MA Fine Art from the same Institute and also holds a permanent faculty position. Her source of inspiration for present work comes from seen to unseen realities. She is reading Heer Waris Shah and Rumi’s Masnawi poetry and her paintings are purely based on spiritual love and physical adoration.

Samina Zaheer currently enrolled in PhD Studio Based Program in College of Art of Design, University of the Punjab. In her work a regional voice encloses indigenous ordinary forms. She is constructing her images by modifying /reconstructing and redesigning local imagery. She is availing the space of awareness of national pride and receptivity.

Muhammad Ashraf
Galleriest – Curator
BFA (NCA) MA (UEL-UK)

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