‘Art Within and Beyond Pakistan’
Featuring works of some of Pakistan’s most well-regarded and sought-after artists.
The Collector Galleria Lahore Pakistan is showcasing an exhibition of paintings in London, titled Art Within & Beyond Pakistan, London, 14. This show portrays the aesthetic understanding and expression of Pakistani artists who, even under unfavourable circumstances, have always responded to their instinctive urge to capture the immeasurable beauty and harmony around them.
This exhibition showcases not only an array of handpicked artworks of interest for the general public, but also embodies a kaleidoscopic journey ‘back home’ for Pakistanis abroad. The paintings are emissaries of peace, love and splendor, which the aesthetic history of Pakistan has possessed for years, displaying the rich cultural and artistic heritage of the centuries old civilization of the Indus valley. This is an exhibition certainly worthy of the interest of international art connoisseurs.
There are 40 paintings by 16 artists with a variety of styles and techniques. The show ranges from figurative art to landscapes and from miniatures to calligraphy, with themes pertaining to the realistic, the semiabstract, the conceptual and the representational.
The painters who have contributed to this exhibition are:
Salman Farooqi, A.Q Arif, Abrar Ahmad, Sajida Hussain, Aqeel Solangi, Ali Abbas, Asif Gayaz, Farrukh Shahab, Tayyaba Aziz, Khalid Saeed Butt, and Mashkoor Raza.
The calligraphy section comprises works of the following artists:
Mussarat Arif, Amjad Butt, M. A. Bukhari, Asghar Ali and Bin Qallander.
In collaboration with the High Comission of Pakistan and the Rangoonwala Foundation.