Samreen Asif’s latest collection ventured into the realm of water colours, yet kept the aesthetics of miniatures alive.
Her exhibition concluded at Comsats Institute of Information Technology in Chak Shahzad on Friday. Apart from this exhibition, she has already exhibited three solo shows and several group exhibitions in Islamabad, Lahore and Bahrain.
Asif, who has a Masters in Fine Arts and a postgraduate diploma in miniature from College of Art and Design, University of Punjab, said, “I explore the ways that could lead me to knowledge, pursuit and preservation of traditional miniature art.”
The artist has successfully captured the dramatic moods of the moonlight, white swans and the lotus pools, creating a soothing ambience for whoever lays their eyes upon the paintings. The grandeur presented in the subject matter resonate traditional miniature art and depicts women shying away with eternal hope and desire for freedom and romance.
“With unflagging efforts, I have tried to represent the powerful feelings of love and romance through nature and a woman’s spiritual love.” Her portrayal breeds elevated feelings of love and care that women need to strengthen and empower their spirits.
Published in The Express Tribune, June 18th, 2011.
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