Contemporary Art Show By Women Artists Put On Display
Colors of Independence a contemporary show by two women artists Nahida Raza and Sarah Sheikh was put on display here on Tuesday carrying a collection of eye catching works in striking strokes at Aqs art gallery
Nahida Raza paints in a style that uses bold strokes to show strength. She is inspired by the human form and mysterious landscapes. Besides working for the promotion of art and artist, she explores her techniques in abstract expressionism. Her medium is oil on canvas and she works with plate and knife while her colors are vibrant as she uses thick patches of paint in a poetical way.
Nahida Raza is inspired by the mystery in nature as her paintings show that mood. Some work is in oil and in some she uses the medium of Acrylic. She paints with thick energetic strokes and the themes that she works around are moon and forests and the light that shines through rocks and foliage, her strokes are balanced and groovy creating the viewers eye to go round and round to follow the movement of the brush. She has combined warm colors with neutrals and creates a surface that provokes curiosity and mystery.
"I paint what I feel in that moment and the colors become the words that describe as the dark colors represent the old times of my life and the bright ones are the better and happy times. Among my other favourite themes is the female figure that continues to inspire me," said Nahida about the work.
Sarah's art is contemporary and modernistic in flavor amalgamated in a world of magical abstract.
Her compositions are well balanced with strong and vibrant imagery Sarah Sheikh paints city escapes that are very dreamy in their effect, she uses oil on canvas. She takes her inspiration from Architecture, the light that a city shows when it is viewed from a distance is the theme that continues to inspire her, when one gaze at a city from a high point all the viewer can see is mellow light peeping out of the windows and doors, that light is an echo that life exists and activities are t taking place and hearts are beating for life that exists in its full splendor in the evenings.
The completed painting gives the impression of a city which is situated far away, and its lights brim interestingly like bright green emeralds, red rubies and blue sapphires. She dedicates this exhibition to Islamabad as she missed the tranquility and peacefulness when she was studying in London and completed her master's in museum and Gallery Studies.
She feels Islamabad is place that gave her a lot of inspiration good teachers and friends and it will always be in her heart no matter where life takes her. There is a special warmth that she feels while being in her country and has painted her heart out with the colors of independence, said the ozrganizers.
The show continues till April 25.