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Soraya Sikander's Exclusive Exhibition 'In, At and Around' at Al-Hamra, Lahore from January 20, 2014

Soraya Sikander exhibition 'In At and Around'. 20 July 2014, LahoreSoraya Sikander, a critically acclaimed Karachi based international artist will be exhibiting her new series of landscape paintings at an exclusive art exhibition at the Alhamra Art Gallery, Arts Council Lahore.
The exhibition titled ‘In, At and Around’ is the Lahore chapter of Soraya’s major show 'In, At and Around'.
In, At and Around’ comprised of cityscapes painted in London and Karachi. The exhibition was an overwhelming success with all the paintings on display selling out at the exhibition opening and the series still receiving coverage up to this date (ADA Dec 2013). Post in, at and around Soraya received several exhibition offers from institutes and galleries in Pakistan, India and U.K.
The new exhibition ‘In, At and Around’ shall be Soraya Sikander’s fourth solo show, and her first exhibition in Punjab. ‘In, At and Around' shall mainly comprise of landscapes, organic floral patterns and some landscape-into-seascape interpretative paintings inspired by the scenery of Karachi. For this new series, it is mentioned that Soraya Sikander painted in Karachi working on the beach since March this year, mainly in oils on canvas. An artist statement and images from the new series have yet to be released.


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