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 canvas paintings of old Karachi have been written about extensively in major art publications.
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 profound, He is responsible for a whole school of landscape painters in Lahore who have slowly evolved their distinct styles. The artist is one of Pakistan’s most distinct and celebrated masters. Khalid Iqbal never exhibited in his lifetime. Rarely is his work available. Khalid Iqbal died in 2014. He is considered the greatest landscape painter of Pakistan.
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’, ‘Mohenjo-Daro’, ‘Skardu mountains’ – over a period of decades.
ON DISPLAY ALL OF DECEMBER 2014
Monday to Saturday 11 am to 8 pm. For more info about the show visit www.unicorngalleryblog.com/exhibitions/
Seemab has a Bachelors in Fine Arts with a major in painting from the Indus Valley Scoolof Art and Architecture in Karachi and a MFA in Traditional Arts of Islamic Calligraphy from the National College of Arts, Lahore. The artist has participated in numerous exhibitions in Pakistan and Dubai. Seemab paints in oil and acrylics on canvas and paper. He paints abstracts, integrating calligraphic lines in his work.
Shahid Rassam studied at University of Karachi and has been exhibiting his paintings since 1991 at Mumbai, Dubai, Canada, across Pakistan. He has participated in several group and solo shows. Shahid Rassam’s paintings explore the mystical dimensions of time and human relationships.
Farrukh Shahab trained under the artist Eqbal Mehdi. Farrukh Shahab’s early work comprised of portraits, realistic and impressionist paintings. Over a period of time the artist developed his own unique style which echoed traces of cubism and and abstract expressionism.Farrukh has participated in several group and solo exhibition in Pakistan and internationally.
Mohammad Kazim was born in Hyderabad Deccan in 1943. He was a distinguished painter, printmaker, calligraphist who worked in mulmul (velvet) cloth and handmade paper and vegetable dyes. Kazim was known for his Indus Valley paintings of Mohen-jo-Daro women as well as Indus Valley reliefs. The artist participated in an arts residents by Chicago Artists International and participated in various international exhibitions held in Hong Kong, Japan, Poland, Norway, and Spain and had won a bronze medal at the 6th National Exhibition held in 1994. He passed away in 2007.
Ali Azmat obtained an MFA with Gold Medal in 1998 and a diploma in drawing and painting from Alhamra Academy of Performing Arts, Lahore 1994. The artist paints the human form, his paintings are loaded with social commentary observing Pakistani culture, and politics and depict the human form in a realistic manner. The artist has participated in several exhibitions in Pakistan and abroad.