Pakistan's Art

Monday, December 19, 2011

Art is beautiful. And Pakistan has a burgeoning art scene hidden to many outside the country. As people in Pakistan have begun to look to art as an investment, some pieces have managed to triple in value over a very short period of time. I wanted to take this opportunity to share some of my favorite Pakistani art right now.



This is my favorite piece by artist Mashkoor Raza. Usually one to use horses as the dominant theme in his work, this particular piece is more abstract. I absolutely love the balance of color and texture.








Shauket Ali and Salman Farooqi both utilize a similar style when representing crowded Pakistani cities with that ever-so-familiar boxy architecture.






If you look closely, you will notice the silhouette of a reclining woman in the foreground of Ali's piece.



























Moazzam Ali has a series of sketches of traditional Pakistani women over which he has painted bursts of watercolor for a sheer effect.




The woman depicted in this painting is wearing pieces common to women from the region of Sindh.

















And finally, Wahab Jaffer creates portraits in an exaggerated manner reminiscent of Picasso.





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2 comments

  1. awesome post! i am LOVIN these pieces!

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  2. Thank you Fadi! We love them too! :)

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