|Akram Spaul's realistic paintings.|
ISLAMABAD: A remarkable exhibition of 76 paintings, prints and sculptures by 29 artists was held at Gallery 6, Islamabad to bid farewell to year 2010 in an artistic manner.
Upon entering the gallery, one is bound to get enthralled by the paintings that sparkle with energy which fill one’s soul with positivity and brings liveliness to the mood. Each painting was a testimony of the strength of imagination of the artist, his/her well-balance composition and masterly execution.
The artists’ whose noteworthy paintings were put on display included Sadequain, Akram Spaul, Abid Hasan, Akram Dost, Arjumand Awan, Asim, Babar Mughal, Matloob Baig, Shahla Rafi, Rashid Arshed, Masood A. Khan, Omar Waheed, Munib Khan, Tayyab Munawwar, Aleemdad, Sana Arjumand, Arjumand Hussain, Amjad Hussain, Arsalan Naqvi, Nida Bangash, Nazir Ahmed, Mutaib Shah, Imran Jatoi, Irfan Dehri, Saima Ali, Kausar Iqbal, Imran Hunzai and Tariq Luni.
|A visitor glancing at the paintings of Abid Hassan.|
Three paintings of the grand painter of Pakistan, Sadequain were also on display. This limited-edition work has never been seen or documented before in Pakistan or elsewhere before.
The first set of paintings was by Shahla Rafi, a landscape painter who has been painting landscapes from 1970s which fall into the realm of romantic realism – a striking example where volition, value and objective reality.
Next in line were Abid Hasan’s full of life abstract painting through the application of paints and chemical processes on silver paper applied on canvases or boards. His compositions were outstandingly shimmering, intense and lively, reflecting an inner powerful voice that cannot remain unheard.
Asim, Lahore-based teacher, presented a unique work with cloth, beads and silver and golden threads adding a vivacious look as well as uniqueness to his work.