Saira Wasim received her Bachelors in Fine Art from the National College of Arts. Teeming with figures captured in mid-action, paintings by Saira Wasim present grand narratives. If it weren’t for their petite size and two-dimensionality, they might be mistaken for Greek mythology, Baroque opera, epic film, or other monumental genres. Like the protagonists of such grand genres, Wasim’s characters gesticulate, prance, shoot, an..... Continue Reading
Khadim Ali received his Bachelor of Fine Art and trained in the art of contemporary miniature painting at the prestigious National College of Art in Lahore, Pakistan, in mural painting and calligraphy at Tehran University, Iran, and has just completed his Master of Fine Art from University of New South Wales Sydney, Australia. Ali is inspired by his rich cultural heritage and uses traditional artistic techniques to convey the complex his..... Continue Reading
Are You in Character?
Four young artists Adeel Uz Zafar, Cyra Ali, Muzamil Ruheel & Sara Khan presenting their works at 'Are You in Character?' exhibition at Gandhara Art Space in Karachi.
Welcome to the newest Art Basel show. With half of the participating galleries coming from Asia and Asia-Pacific, Art Basel in Hong Kong assumes a significant role in the international art world, providing a portal to the region's artists. The new show gives galleries from around the world a platform in Asia to demonstrate the way they work with artists, and bring their highest quality work to Hong ..... Continue Reading
Picasso in Pakistan
“Abstract art is only painting. And what’s so dramatic about that? There is no abstract art. One must always begin with something. Afterwards one can remove all semblance of reality; there is no longer any danger as the idea of the object has left an indelible imprint. It is the object which aroused the artist, stimulated his ideas and set of his emotions. These ideas and emotions will be imprisoned in his work for good... Whe..... Continue Reading
Let's Not Talk About Politics
Pakistan is a country rife with conversation. It is both the warp and the weft of the fabric of this particular society, and therefore passionate discourse about politics is inevitable. It permeates our consciousness from television talk shows to heated discussions in sitting rooms, offices or over a cup of tea or coffee. Pakistani contemporary art celebrates this conversation and there is much discourse and a great deal of imagery rela..... Continue Reading
Gandhara-art @ Art HK12
Aisha Khalid and Imran Qureshi are the pioneers of the Neo Contemporary Miniature Art Movement which emerged from Pakistan in the 1990s. Both are graduates of the National College of Arts, in Lahore Pakistan. Since then Khalid and Qureshi have shown their works in numerous international galleries, biennials, museums, and art fairs.
Qureshi is the recipient of the Sharjah Biennial 2011 Jury Prize for his site specific installation..... Continue Reading
Rashid Rana - Translation/Transliterations
Gandhara-art Hong Kong in collaboration with Lisson Gallery London, presents Rashid Rana’s public solo exhibition ‘Translation/Transliteration at Pao Galleries, Hong Kong Art Centre, Hong Kong. Rashid Rana is widely considered to be one of the most prominent and original contemporary artists working in South Asia today.This exhibition will be composed of selected works from 2004 to the present, divided into four distinct narratives..... Continue Reading