New paintings at Unicorn

Rind

A.S Rind is a popular artist amongst art collectors. Having graduated with a BFA in Fine Arts in 1988 from Central Institute of Arts and Crafts Karachi, the artist has participated in several group and solo exhibitions at galleries in Karachi, Lahore, Islamabad and abroad. Rind is known for his figurative paintings of women adorned with …

Khalid Iqbal

Khalid Iqbal (1929-2014) was born in 1929 and has always been a believer in representational painting. Khalid Iqbal paints through a process of acute observation and an understanding and feeling for his subject matter. He painted in Lahore for more than forty years before his death. Khalid Iqbal’s influence on painting in Lahore has been …

Hajra

Hajra is one of today’s most established leading Pakistani artists. With a Diploma in Fine Arts from Government College of Art and Craft, Lucknow in 1964, Hajra is thre recipient of numerous art awards including Karachi Arts Exhibition at Arts Council, Karachi in 1966 and in 1982, she got the First prize in Haidar Awards, conducted by Abasin …

Mansoor Rahi

Mansoor Rahi is a senior painter born in 1939 in West Bengal. The artist graduated from Government College of Art and Craft in Dhaka and is known for his figurative Cubist paintings. Rahi held his first exhibition in 1957 and has exhibited extensively in Dhaka, Tokyo, Karachi, Peshawar, Rawalpindi etc. Mansoor Rahi has won several …

Ijaz Ul Hassan

Mian Ijaz Ul Hassan had teachers like Moyene Najmi and Khalid Iqbal during his school days. He has a history of more than forty years of painting behind him. In his early years he seems to have been influenced by Gaugin, but he was experimenting all the time. He used his immense sense of design …

Abdul Hayee

Abdul Hayee is a well known watercolourist. With a diploma in Fine Arts from Karachi School of Arts (1971) the artist paints cityscape and landscape on location particularly in dock areas, malir, west wharf, capturing the light and shade of the scenery. The artist has exhibited in numerous group and solo exhibitions. His work enjoys …

Gulgee

Gulgee (born 1926 died 2007) was an award winning master artist famous for his abstract action and calligraphy paintings. Gulgee was a trained Engineer by Profession and a self-taught artist; he received acclaim for his realistic portraits and commissions most notably those of the Royal Family and Prince Aga Khan. Ismail Gulgee was the receipient …

Hanif Shahzad

  Hanif Shahzad is a senior painter best known for his cityscape paintings of Karachi. The artist has participated in a number of exhibitions and enjoys immense popularity amongst art collectors. Hanif Shahzad is a Karachi School of Art graduate and won first prize in a KSA competition in 1986. The artist’s large oil on …

Abrar Ahmed

Abrar Ahmed is an established painter and a renowned name in the art world. His illustrative paintings and drawings have been exhibited widely across Pakistan and abroad at leading art galleries. Abrar enjoys immense popularity amongst collectors. The artist has over a period of time developed an individual style and a new visual vocabulary that …

Khalid Iqbal

Khalid Iqbal was born in 1929 and has always been a believer in representational painting. Khalid Iqbal paints through a process of acute observation and an understanding and feeling for his subject matter. He painted in Lahore for more than forty years before his death. Khalid Iqbal’s influence on painting in Lahore has been profound, …

Mohammad Ali Talpur

Mohammad Ali Talpur (born 1976) is a minimalist artist who has participated in a number of exhibitions including Art & Public gallery, Geneva, XVA gallery, Dubai, Finsbury Park, England, Shanghai Art Fair, Dubai Art Fair, and Hong Kong art fair and others. The artist graduated from National College of Arts in 1998 with a Bachelor’s …

Asif Ahmed  graduated from National College of Art in 2004 with a  BFA 1st Division, Distinction in Miniature Painting. The artist has participated in several group and solo exhibitions in Pakistan and abroad. His modern miniatures explore traditional art, political intrigue, power and blending history with the modern.  Asif Ahmed’s miniatures have been auctioned internationally …

Imran Mudassar

Imran Mudassar has Bachelors in Fine Arts with a Distinction from National College of Arts, and was awarded the Award of Excellence by Alhamra Art Gallery, Lahore. He has shown in Art Hong Kong (2010), “Assemble Reassemble”, Devi Art Foundation, New Delhi (2010). He has completed a residency at the Visual Art Collective (Khoj International …

Syed Faraz Ali

Syed Faraz Ali graduated from Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture in Karachi in 2005. He is deeply interested in politics and society and through his art, Faraz comments on consumerism and commercialization. The artist’s style is pop art and works in a variety of media. He has held several exhibitions and is currently …

Safdar Ali Qureshi

Safdar Ali Qureshi graduated from the National College of Arts in 2005. Born in Larkana, Sindh, he is currently a visiting faculty member teaching miniature painting at the Centre of Excellence in Arts Design, MUET, Jamshoro. Safdar Ali Qureshi’s work involves a revival of traditional skills with the experimentation of contemporary viewpoints and technology. Safdar …

Amjad Ali Talpur

    Amjad Ali Talpur trained in miniature from the National College of Arts, Lahore. He teaches and practices at Jamshoro Sindh and his grid miniatures explore themes of country, culture, history, mughal and Islamic identity. The artist’s socio-political miniatures have been widely exhibited internationally. 345

LAILA SHAHZADA RETROSPECTIVE 10 – 30 December 2014

Unicorn Gallery is pleased to present a retrospective exhibition of the late Master artist Laila Shahzada – a pioneer of modern art painting in Pakistan LAILA SHAHZADA RETROSPECTIVE (1926-1994) is the first comprehensive retrospective exhibition of Pakistani Master artist Laila Shahzada on her twentieth death anniversary and features paintings from various series such as ‘Driftwood’, …

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