“Nature and Mortar” at Fine Art Pakistan Gallery

June 9, 2013 Off By Web Desk

Karachi: Fine Art Pakistan Gallery proudly announces exhibition of paintings titled “Nature and Mortar” by Abdul Hayee and Sarfraz Musawwir on Friday, 14th June 2013 at 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Fine Art Pakistan gallery, 3C, 35th Street, Tauheed Commercial Area Phase V, DHA, Karachi It will continue till 22nd June, 2013.

Abdul Hayee born near Agra in 1948 and completed his graduation in 1971 from the Karachi school of Arts and participated in numerous group shows in Pakistan and abroad.

Abdul Hayee, doyen of Karachi water colourists, was the initiator of “on spot” painting in Karachi, many years ago. Hayee is one of the few water colourists who paints in the late afternoon, enjoying the deepening shadows. He was a source of encouragement to groups of younger artists and art students who assembled on holidays to paint from nature. Malir, west wharf, Karachi and its environs were painted with a loving eye to detail.

Sarfraz Musawwir was born in the small town Umarkot in the province of Sindh in 1960. Although qualified with a postgraduate degree in Physics, he decided to pursue a career in art, which subsequently brought him great success. He is self-taught and remains one of the most critically acclaimed water colour artists in Pakistan. He has participated in many national and international group exhibitions and has held several solo shows in Karachi, Lahore and Islamabad.

He describes his work as a perfect blend of imagination and reality. Cityscapes and architectures inspire him and therefore remain the main focus of his work. He impeccably depicts landmarks of cities with subtle mix of elements of his own imagination to present a view of the city that is not only serene but uniquely his own.