ISLAMABAD: A group exhibition featuring paintings of young artists went on display at Nomad Art Gallery in Saidpur village on Thursday.
The fascinating artwork showcased abstract, pain and misery painted with acrylic on canvas and reflected the youth’s frustration through mixed composition of oil and charcoal on wood.
One of the artists, Momina Momina, who has a hearing impairment said art was an integral part of her life. It proved to be her mother tongue as she grew up.
She plays a lot with colours. Her work is emotional, abstract and related to where she belongs. Heritage and culture are blended in a splash of colours with an interesting energy. She also adds words in her paintings to draw what she cannot hear.
Another artist Samreen Asif employed a variety of blended techniques of layer art and contemporary miniatures to create a marvellous piece of illusion as if a picture was walking towards a viewer.
She said she loves to paint challenging tasks and beautify them with a modern touch. The subjects present her grandeur of thought highlighting women with eternal hope of freedom and liberty blended with dramatic colours and romantic atmosphere.
“I am a keen admirer of the details and intricacies that surround me. Nature, where we all emerge from is rooted within me and I tend to use that in my paintings,” artist Usman Khalid said while explaining his passion for fine art.
Fizza Siddiqui said her paintings were a reflection of the life of refugees who had fled from their homes to find peace in agony. She has marvellously blended a mixed medium on aqua tint to display the houses, humans and love which are shadowed by blood and agony.
“I do not see art as beautiful landscapes but as part of society which is good, bad, ugly and indifferent,” Nomad Director Nageen Hyat said while talking to The Express Tribune.
Only through art and culture can we restore peace and spread love and represent our nation better, she said.
The exhibition is ongoing till September 16.
Published in The Express Tribune, September 3rd, 2016.
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