Raqs-e-Sehra solo show by Shahid Iqbal
Exhibition of Paintings
on Tuesday 24 February 2015 at 4:30 pm
the Exhibition will continue till 3 March 2015
The solo exhibition of masterpieces of the renowned artist and painter Shahid Iqbal was showcased in the federal capital at Jharoka Art Gallery with the title of Raqs-e-Sehra.
Being a native of Thar, the artist highlighted the local beauty of desert and depicted the different colours of its daily life through his colorful imagination and deep observation. Through his paintings, the artist captured the landscape of Thar while portraying the lifestyle of desert denizens who were enjoying the natural beauty of sand dunes stretched seemingly endless and experiencing the mirages of desert decorated with glittering sand under the sunlight. Using the colours beautifully, the artist also painted the miseries of desert livelihood, the housing style of its inhabitants and portrayed the fauna and flora of the Thar.
The strong observation and the colours of painting are very sober. Though many artists are interested in painting the beauty of Thar but Shahid has his own way of expression and unique style of portraying the daily routine of the village life and the hard work by the females, which stands out as his favorite field among other topics, he sketches through his paintings.
Even in so many difficulties, the people of Thar try to make themselves happy by dancing on the beats of dhol. So, Shahid in these paintings has tried to grasp the gist of the true picture of Thar by his delicate artwork.
The artist has a master degree in fine arts from the University of Sindh Jamshoro. He is deep rooted in the Thar area, where he belongs and very much inspired by the culture and heritage of the country, overall. Iqbal is showcasing his art pieces in Islamabad for the first time. Shahid’s 27 paintings are on display.