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.
GHULAM RASUL (1942-2009) is widely considered the most influential landscape painter of Pakistan.
His works are in private and public collections including: National Museum, National Art Gallery Islamabad, Bradford Museum and Galleries, N.I.U Board of Regents Springfields, Asian Art L.V Museum.
The artist has participated in major traveling shows at Asia Museum, Pasadena, PNCA, Asia House, Artist Association of Punjab, Al-Hamra Art Center, Fukuoka Museum, Society of Contemporary Art and several others.
Trained with an M.A in printmaking and painting from Northern Illinois University, Dekalb, USA from 1970-72 and Punjab University, M.A Fine Arts in 1964, Rasul introduced flat colour application to landscape painting in Pakistan. The late master was best known for his monumental Mustard fields’ paintings and his varied use of several tones of green.
This landmark exhibition brings together the artist’s latter paintings. Ghulam Rasul created remarkable and innovative works that have redefined contemporary landscape practice.
Unicorn Gallery takes pride in hosting this retrospective in collaboration with the late artist’s family, the first of its kind to be held in Karachi with the last remaining works available on the occasion. – Seemah Niaz.
Opening reception Friday 27th December 2013 7 pm – 9 pm Unicorn Gallery