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By. Dr. Arjumand Faisel In the art world, there are a few examples of joint artworks created by artists such as Jake and Dinos Chapman, Komar and Melamid and Drew Beattie and Daniel Davidson. Additionally, David Humphrey, Elliot Green, and Amy Sillman have painted together since 1996 under the collective name Team SHaG, regularly exhibiting…

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By Dr. Arjumand Faisel In early 2009, I arrived in Karachi for a meeting with the Sindh Health Secretary in my capacity as a Public Health Consultant. With a couple of hours to spare before the scheduled appointment, I opted to explore the Indus Gallery. Stepping into the gallery, I was captivated by the exhibition…

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By Dr. Arjumand Faisel Akram Spaul’s inaugural exhibition in 1989 marked the genesis of a prolific artistic journey. Over the last three and a half decades, he has been exploring themes of life and daily routine with truthful and accurate depiction that life has offered to him. Mundane activities, the ordinary and unadorned, metamorphose into…

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By Dr. Arjumand Faisel Professor Rahat Naveed Masud emanate a captivating charm, which is also mirrored in the portrayal of her female subjects within her paintings. Through her aesthetic expression, she provides a compelling glimpse into the intimate moments of the female experience, capturing the depth of emotion and resonance inherent within. Her artworks are…

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Asif Hussain’s painting in the “Arjumand Painting Award 2023” exhibition was also among those that received much appreciation. In this evocative composition, the artist skillfully captures the touching essence of solitude and introspection through the visual narrative of a solitary figure standing amidst a vast desert landscape. At the forefront of the canvas stands a…

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The curtain rises on “Burgeoning Icons” (Friday, 02 February 2024) at Gallery 6 Islamabad, which was inaugurated by H.E. Guillaume Dabouis, Deputy Head of Mission, Embassy of France. The exhibition is showcasing the works of 11 outstanding emerging artists who are rapidly establishing themselves in the vibrant art scene of Pakistan. They are Abid Aslam,…

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In the fifth round of the national biennial Arjumand Painting Award (APA) in 2023, nearly 200 artists hailing from 25 diverse institutions, including self-taught individuals, took part. Among them, a selection committee shortlisted 90 paintings for exhibition and award contention, which was held in November at the Alhamra Art Gallery in Lahore. These paintings had…

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REVIEW BY ARJUMAND FAISEL – Hamza Qazi’s fascinating “Republic” engages to delve in visual dialogue Hamza Qazi’s painting, entitled “Republic,” serves as a canvas for diverse interpretations. It is cleverly shaped to resemble a flag covered in green velvet satin, a choice that captivated not just me, but also the majority of the visitors to…

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REVIEW BY ARJUMAND FAISEL – Hafsa Habib’s “Fleeting Fragments” is a treasure trove A few decades ago, receiving postal letters from relatives, pen pals, and friends was an incomparable delight in my life. Each delivery held a sense of wonder and opening those envelopes was akin to unlocking a treasure trove of heartfelt connections, immersing…