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HTML clipboardOn 17 June 2010 Grand Trunk Road Art Gallery exhibited a solo display of paintings by the Pakistani artist, Soraya Sikander.
 Soraya, graduated from Beaconhouse National University in 2008, and is a painter of nature.
 Primarily an oil painter, accompanied by some watercolour sketches, the artist put together a
 display of thirteen impressive art works ranging from floral compositions to landscapes.

 From 12 by 12 inches canvases to window size and larger works were on display, adorned in bright green oil paints, lush scenes of flora in the wild, forests, jungles, woods, leafs and other such splendors from the world of nature. The dazzling display was a treat to the eyes.

 The treatment of each composition varied, from heavy knife work pieces to flat textured lily flowers rich in tonal gradation. Each composition glittered with coats of sheen under the rich layers of paint.

The exhibition was well-received by the art world and was attended by the High Comm…


From Shakil Ismail Art Gallery, Shakil Ismail's fine work

Syed A Irfan: Miniatures Artist

A name that hardly needs any more recognition in concern with Miniature Art of Pakistan. An artist whose scales are small but scopes are certainly very big. Syed A .Irfan is undoubtedly a modern master and a true identity of Pakistan.

He stepped into the Art world in 2000, at the age of 18, by a group exhibition of Miniature with other artist. An exhibition marked as “The Revival of Miniature Art in Pakistan” by Late S.Amjad Ali .A gap of 40 years between the exhibition of this duo and the past artist certainly makes it a Revival.
The difference between Syed A. Irfan and other miniaturists is the purity of his soul which in turn runs into his colors and strokes. There is a life in his miniature and one finds himself under the magical spell in no time.
Syed A. Irfan has truly revolutionized miniature art and has succeeded in creating the most authentic fusion of Miniature Art and Calligraphy Art. He has taken a bold step and enter a …