exhibition of calligraphic creations by Arif Khan at the Zee Grill, the art café,
The exhibition of calligraphic creations by the renowned artist and art teacher Arif Khan gathered a huge number of visitors at the Zee Grill, the art café, Gulberg, on Friday.
The former governor Punjab and an ardent fan of culture and art Lt Gen (R) Khalid Maqbool inaugurated the exhibition which showcased the recent works by Arif mainly comprising of the Quranic verses in various styles.
Arif Khan commented on his works that if painting was music then he played it on his canvas. He said, “My calligraphic symphonies run in low keys, smoothly. Suddenly they move into a higher pitch, with thick strokes to surprise and then, just as suddenly, they resume their soothing melodies. This is how I work on my canvases. I subtly divide space by writing small pieces around the focal point and fill the focal point with a large word.”
Arif Khan’s calligraphy exhibition held at Ze Grill Art Café
LAHORE: An exhibition of calligraphy by Arif Khan kicked off at the Ze Grill Art Café on Friday. Former Punjab governor Khalid Maqbool inaugurated the exhibition, while ghazal singer Nida Faiz also performed on the occasion.
Arif Khan, a master of calligraphy skills, has participated in various national and international painting exhibitions. His calligraphy portrays musical rhythmic content and reflects the use of blunt colours.
Khan graduated from the National College of Arts in graphic designing, and is currently a faculty member of the Department of Art and Design at the Punjab University. He also taught at NCA and Lahore College for Women. Talking about his work, Khan said, “If painting is music, then I play it on my canvases. My calligraphic symphonies run in low keys and in a smooth manner, then suddenly move to a higher pitch with thick strokes and then, just as abruptly, they revert to the soothing melodies.” daily times