Islamabad: The highly anticipated annual ‘Art Bazaar’ which Gallery 6 traditionally organizes every year to celebrate its anniversary, is currently underway, with mega discounts offered to art lovers and collectors as part of its 14th anniversary.
The bazaar, which offers a wide variety of around 700 works of art, is a great opportunity to purchase art from several genres and a diverse range of artwork. Paintings are done in oil, acrylic, watercolor and mixed media. The works are in realism, expressionism, surrealism, abstract, figurative work, landscape paintings – dealing either with aesthetics or with various personal, social and cultural subjects.
Akram Spaul’s photorealistic paintings explore the themes of life with precision. Figurative works by artists like Hajra Mansur, Rind, Akram Dost, Shiblee Munir, Mughees Riaz, Nisar, Sajida Hussain, Doda Baloch portray a wide variety of treatments. The landscapes of artists like Ghulam Mustafa, Sarfraz Musawir, Ajab Khan, Matloob Baig, Fareeha Shahid not only present scenes of rural areas of Punjab and KPK with light and shadow effects, but also scenes of cities from Karachi and Lahore. Some are dreamy and surreal, like those of Asim Amjad and Wajid Dharkiwala.
The bazaar also offers abstract paintings done in acrylic, oil, watercolor or chemical effects on gold and silver leaf. The compositions of Abid Hasan, Naqsh Raj, Kanwal Zafar, Rayyan Abid have interesting surfaces and textures.
There are several works by emerging artists like Sujjal Kayani, Safwan Bashir, Unab Sumble, Samra Cheema, Mariam Arshad, Aun Raza, Rahman Zada, and Sana Iqbal. They are high quality paintings in concept, execution and composition.
Those fascinated by calligraphy will be delighted to see a large collection of beautifully composed scripts. There are two paintings by renowned artist and art teacher Rashid Arshed and others by emerging artists like Wasil Shahid, Syed Rizwan, Shahid Rana, Kabir Ahmed.
The bazaar also offers prints by Irum Wani, Sana Arjumand, Mehwish Azam and others; sculptures by Sajjad Akram, Nazeer Ahmad, Nabeel Majeed; and brilliant ceramic pieces by Ghafar Mohiuddin based on Sadequain’s paintings.