by Abrar Ahmed, Akram Spaul, G N Qazi, Hussain Chandio & Nisar Ahmed
Pakistan has a rich cultural diversity. Every province has its own cultural values and traditions. One of our favourite is the culture of Sindh – A land of Sufis and rich bold colours, has always produced great and celebrated artisans.
ArtKaam Gallery proudly brings an exciting group exhibition of 5 eminent artists from Sindh including Abrar Ahmed, Akram Spaul, G. N. Qazi, Hussain Chandio & Nisar Ahmed.
A self-taught artist, Abrar’s subject a bejeweled and gracefully draped woman, is often the center of composition that includes a musical instrument or birds for company. His work is inspired by Urdu Ghazals that are described as a poetic expression of the pain of separation from a loved one; His recent sojourn into monochromatic theme has certainly raised his quality bar one notch above.
Akram Spaul is a super realist painter and his subject is usually daily life, old windows, arches and household objects. Every single painting has its own soul with such sheer presence of life that it sometimes appears as a photograph and not a painting. His strokes and detailed work can explain his passion with that specific subject.
- N. Qazi is a notable artist, who paints the old architecture of Sindh which dominates his paintings. His works tend to revolve around his hometown – Thatta and its charming Haveli facades where he conjures a world imbued with both nostalgia and peace, and attempts to preserve the remnants of our tangible heritage.
Chandio’s (bird-eye view) artworks revolves around the beauty of society, in which he has grown up. He is inspired by the vibrant and rich embroidered dresses with lively colors of women folk walking in the street. His perspective is unique in the sense that captures the difficult body angles from a height.
Decorative patterns and designs, sensuous female figures with the jewelry and birds, Nisar’s canvases are full of life and vibrant colors. His creative female figure shows the struggle of women of the society. He often uses traditional backgrounds with the Islamic canopies, flowers, birds, pottery and other traditional ornaments.