Three-Artist Show Marks Nomad’s Return to Saidpur Premises
Exhibition of Select Paintings
N H Kazmi
Masood A Khan
on Saturday 1 August 2015 at 6:00 pm
the Exhibition will continue till 31 August 2015
To be inaugurated by H.E. Heather Cruden
High Commissioner of Canada to Pakistan
is moving back to the Saidpur Art & Crafts Village
(off Margalla Road – opposite sector F–6/2)
Islamabad – Pakistan.
Abrar Ahmed is a popular artist from Karachi. He maintains his creative innovation while maintaining his skillful and fine lines, spontaneous details and rich, jewel-like colours. His favourite subject matter is women, sometime adorned with jewellery in an attempt to show dissatisfaction of the soul despite the wealthy and luxury modern living.
Abrar’s work carries a world within, stirring a reflection of Gandhara images, pictures of Indian miniature paintings and Bengali art. He has had exhibitions in parts of Pakistan, Middle East and USA.
N H Kazmi is a senior miniature painter who has been awarded the prestigious Tamgha-e-Imtiaz. He studied art in Kashmir, India, and is also an expert in papier mache. His art pieces are traditional and contemporary miniatures. The collection that Kazmi has brought to the show was exhibited in Turkey and three of the paintings have been shortlisted for an award selection in Algiers.
Masood A Khan’s recent body of work is a continuation of his past 18 appearances at various art galleries in Pakistan and abroad. At each appearance, he has adopted a new vocabulary to paint the essence of truth with lines and layers. As transparency is the quintessence of naked reality, it remains constant on his surfaces. With a blend of feelings, he expresses reality. His work can be characterised as realism combined with modernism. In the remote recesses of his subconscious lies an effort to create a spiritual climate that touches the heart. He feels a new liberty when the beauty of every form is clear, visible and not overlapping each other. Masood has externalised his outrage at the hypocrisy that cloaks and disguises our true intentions.