The feminist few: Siren Song sheds light on Pakistani women vocalists | Art & Culture | thenews.com.pk

The feminist few: Siren Song sheds light on Pakistani women vocalists | Art & Culture | thenews.com.pk

Dr Fawzia Afzal Khan herself is a practitioner of music and has been formally trained in the discipline of classical music. She attributes her understanding to Ustad Abdul Haq Qureshi, who was a practitioner as well as a theoretician of music. But at the same time, Fawzia Afzal is a scholar in a weightier sense. … Read more

Pakistani artist Sara Shakeel highlights beauty & light through crystal

Pakistani artist Sara Shakeel highlights beauty & light through crystal

LONDON: Visual Pakistani artist Sara Shakeel has said that her latest crystal installation for London exhibition is inspired by the memories of childhood which were filled with family get-togethers which are becoming non-existent these days. Speaking to this correspondent at the exhibition of her work at the Now Gallery in Stratford, East London, Sara Shakeel … Read more

The realm of imagination: A review of Maha Ahmed’s solo exhibition in London | Art & Culture | thenews.com.pk

The realm of imagination: A review of Maha Ahmed’s solo exhibition in London | Art & Culture | thenews.com.pk

Art is a state of mind: the mind interacts with material, and creates a reality which is parallel to as well as a substitute for what existed previously. For centuries, mankind has also been producing objects that do not match with anything in nature. Unexpected and extraordinary entities emerge from that wide, wild territory we … Read more

Elements of diversity

Elements of diversity

A group exhibition at Art scene Gallery, Karachi titled “Organized Chaos” featured a collection of five artists. The paintings showed the creative art skills that depicted country’s different social and behavioural issues. The artworks hold an element of diversity and intensity which were highlighted by an effective play of light and dark hues. Each artist … Read more

‘Street theatre is the best tool for social awareness’: Davinder Daman | Art & Culture | thenews.com.pk

‘Street theatre is the best tool for social awareness’: Davinder Daman | Art & Culture | thenews.com.pk

If you have seen the movie Train to Pakistan, chances are you remember Davinder Daman, who has performed in this and several Hindi, Punjabi, and English films. But acting is not his only identity. Instead, he is better known in India as a scriptwriter, a stage actor and a theatre director. During his extraordinary career … Read more

Tracing Jamil Naqsh’s spiritual link to Picasso

Tracing Jamil Naqsh's spiritual link to Picasso

The challenge to grasp and comprehend the nature evoked a search and exploration that led renowned Pakistani artist Jamil Naqsh to this world of art. To him, form was a complete entity full of meaning.  Born in 1939 in Kairana, Naqsh was brought up in the atmosphere of old-world refinement and culture cultivated by the … Read more

‘Painting is a journey of a lifetime’: Exploring the colours of life with Moazzam Ali | Art & Culture | thenews.com.pk

‘Painting is a journey of a lifetime’: Exploring the colours of life with Moazzam Ali | Art & Culture | thenews.com.pk

Hailing from Karachi, Moazzam Ali is an internationally-acclaimed contemporary watercolourist. His work has earned him numerous accolades, including President of Pakistan’s Pride of Performance award; the title of Watercolour Master by Tina Kukielsk of the Whitney Museum, New York; Watercolour Master Award at the International Watercolour Biennale 2020; and Lifetime Achievement Award at the International … Read more

Into master artist Saeed Akhtar’s ethereal world

Into master artist Saeed Akhtar’s ethereal world

As a senior artist Saeed Akhtar has developed his expertise in the field of art on the basis of sheer hard work, dedication and perseverance. Painting and drawing are two sources for his expression. His sensibilities of form, texture and colour including black and white are par excellence. His artistic endeavours in true spirit can … Read more

A dance guru bows out | Art & Culture | thenews.com.pk

A dance guru bows out | Art & Culture | thenews.com.pk

Saroj Khan was part of a well-established tradition of distinguished choreographers who contributed to the form of dance on the screen or as part of the dramatic/cinematic performance. Dance had to play a role and an integral one to the development of the plot and character. This was the important point to follow and steps … Read more

Masood A Khan’s walk down memory lane presented in latest artwork

Masood A Khan's walk down memory lane presented in latest artwork

KARACHI: Masood A Khan’s solo exhibition titled ‘Boond boond barasti yadoon ki baarish’ at Koel Gallery, Karachi was a treat for art lovers. Masood has delved into human emotions and sentiments and memories in his awe-inspiring work while conveying these volatile and unpredictable concepts through his paintings with commendable ease and precision. He has incorporated … Read more