LAHORE: Pakistani Artist Soraya Sikander presents a new series of calligraphic landscape paintings based on her interpretation of Pakistan.
This is the artist’s nineteenth exhibition held at the prestigious Unicorn Gallery 2018 in Lahore. Soraya Sikander has also exhibited at the National Art Museum as part of the Beijing Biennale 2018. Soraya Sikander landscapes reference actual locations, describing the idea of being at a place – as seen through the mind’s eye.
Soraya Sikander paintings ‘Sky’, ‘Evening’ and ‘Sunset’ were amongst some of the notable new artworks on display. The artist has an illustrious record of exhibitions including at leading museums and galleries such as Galerie Patries Van Dorst, Etihad Gallery and National Art Museum of RAK.Attended by leading curators, museum and gallery directors. ‘Pond’ painting is also featured prominently in the exhibition and is the invitation card cover.
Soraya Sikander paintings are critically acclaimed. The artist has enjoyed commercial success and has been ranked as ‘Artist to watch’ making her one of Pakistan’s leading contemporary painters.
Soraya Sikander trained in fine arts from the London Atelier of Representational Arts, University College London Slade summer school, Beaconhouse national University Lahore. She has exhibited her art at Galerie Patries Van Dorst in Netherlands, Etihad Gallery Abu Dhabi, National Art Museum of Ras Al Khaimah, Alhamra Arts Council, Unicorn Gallery, and National Art Gallery of Bangladesh Shilpaka Academy.—PR