Pakistan's ArtMonday, December 19, 2011
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.