Exhibition of Recent Painting by Meezan ur Rehman

Exhibition of Recent Painting

on Friday 20 April, 2012 at 5:30 pm
the Exhibition will countinue till 25 April, 2012

Alliance Francaise de Karachi
AFK’s upper Gallery
Plot/St-1, Block-8, Kehkashan, Clifton,
Karachi – Pakistan.

Through powerful colours and bold strokes, Meezan Ur Rehman spins a vital story of the downtrodden and marginalized in today’s society. His paintings are primitivistic, with figures painted in an unusually frank and honest manner. Highly stylized, with bold outlines, the figures beckon the viewer to be part of the narrative.

Meezan ur Rehman was born in Bangladesh in 1966 but has made Pakistan his home for the last two decades. He has held several group and solo shows all over the country, and is well known in art circles as a painter that brings a new vividness and honesty to art. Meezan’s work steers away from mundane academic representation to depict the pain and anguish of the human condition; men, women, even animals play a strange theatre. But they always speak with an unusual honesty.

Meezan has worked for many years with several NGOs, helping deprived people in cities and villages, and has observed humanity closely. This has given his art a connection with not just suffering but also love, music and social activism.  His art is not just about deprivation, but also hope, life, and the promise of a better tomorrow.
(By Moin Farooqi)

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