Sunday, March 28, 2010

Golden Jubilee Events - A visual journey through Pakistan

A group exhibition marking the Pakistan Day celebrations is on at Jharoka Art Gallery. Titled ‘Journey Through Pakistan’, the display of 35 landscape paintings by 20 artists presents to the art connoisseurs a wonderful aesthetic illustration of rich natural heritage and lifestyle from different corners of the country.

True to the title, the exhibition takes one on a vibrant visual journey, showcasing the people, places and the beautiful landscapes of Pakistan. The artists have worked in different mediums, from oil and watercolours to acrylic, displaying their unique skill and style through their brush, palette and knife, using diverse creative techniques.
The group of artist displaying their works at the exhibition includes Mughees Raiz, M Arshad, MH Bokhari, AQ Arif, Raja Najam-ul-Hassan, Nahida Raza, Arif Khan, Altaf Ahmed, H Gul, Munawar Hussain, Aleem Khan, Imran Ali, Ahmed Habib, Nafeesa Kausar, Shahzad Kausar, Kausar Mughal, and Meraj Mohammad. All the artists have painted their areas in a unique sense of belonging. 

Imran Ali, Aleem Khan and Meraj Mohammad belong to Quetta city and one can see the colours and typical mountains of Balochistan in their landscapes. Arif Khan, Altaf Ahmed, M Gul, Munawar Hussain, Ejaz Khan, Riffat Khattak and Nahida Raza as the residents of Islamabad and Rawalpindi have depicted local scenarios like roads, autumn trees, Faisal Mosque, evergreen Nathia Gali and other natural corners of the area. 
Mughees uses his unique hues and subdued colours to paint his fascination with River Ravi. M Arshad has painted Chaanga Maanga in autumn, while Chakwal finds a fascinating portrayal in the works of Najmi, Shahzad Kausar, Kausar Mughal and Nafeesa Kausar, who are inspired by their area. M Bokhari and AQ Arif are influenced by Karachi Port and the old city of Hyderabad. 
The exhibition would continue at Jharoka Art Gallery (House no. 8, Street 28, Sector F-8/1) till April 3. 

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