KARACHI: Using the medium of acrylic and pigment on canvas, artist Mariya Shaikh has brought forward 20 artworks as her ode to women.
The paintings were displayed at Full Circle Gallery late Friday evening. The show, titled ‘Versatile beauty’, will continue till June 8.
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According to the artistic statement, emotions are what simulate what she paints rather than a particular visual image. Reflecting on the assemblage of women that she has painted, she says women are the ones who build any society.
According to her, positive images and the inner beauty of a woman play a significant role in society.
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Talking to The Express Tribune, Shaikh says that her inspiration is woman. “I believe [women are] God’s most creative being – a masterpiece!” she says. “Her life is shadowed by both negative and positive but the positive light shines through in her." According to her, women handle their relations accordingly, in whatever circumstances they may be.
"[The woman is] an active member of our society who deals with it in a better manner,” she says. “Her relationships and everything associated with [them are] brilliant."
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Shaikh says she hopes more women come to see her paintings and see their own reflection in her work.
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