Painting exhibition: Different artists bring together a common idea

Anjum Ayub and Saadia Hussain’s exhibition continues till April 30

Hafsah Sarfraz April 23, 2015

ISLAMABAD: Art connoisseurs Anjum Ayub and Saadia Hussain’s exhibition, “Reflection of the Future and the Man in Red” opened at the Nomad Art Gallery Wednesday evening, allowing art enthusiasts to enjoy a captivating blend of assorted styles and techniques.

The walls of Nomad Art Gallery seemed distinctly different with Anjum Ayub and Saadia Hussain’s work put on display.

The mesmerising pieces, stood out particularly because of the digital prints and mixed-media blends.

Saadia, who holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the National College of Arts, Lahore and an MA in visual arts to her credit has exhibited her work in various solo and group exhibitions. “Vintage photographs that are normally sepia or black-and-white from bygone days have been brought to life in the present era. From shifting one space to another space, the frames are often replaced by old frames so that the images give a fresh visual perspective,” she told The Express Tribune.

Printmaker Anjum Ayub who has been part of numerous exhibitions in Pakistan as well as abroad and has a permanent display at the National Art Gallery, in the Prime Minister’s house and Montarian Museum in Japan said this particular collection draws inspiration from motherhood, maturity and relationships.

“Being a female artist reflects my life, which is precisely the reason why work tends to reflect a contemplation of life though a lens” she said.

Nageen Hayat, curator of Nomad Art Gallery, said that even though both the artists are very different from each other, they have brought in an experimental approach from a keen observation of the surroundings. “The images have been collected and deciphered from the historical context and the surrounding to blend in juxtapose memories with the present day”, she said.

The exhibition continues at Nomad Art Gallery till the April 30.

Published in The Express Tribune, April 24th, 2015. 


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