Satrang Gallery is proud to exhibit Confluence, a solo presentation of works by the internationally acclaimed artist Nida Bangash. Confluence is held in collaboration with and in celebration of the inaugural Islamabad Art Festival.
Nida’s miniature art practice explores issues of cultural identity, dislocation, displacement and territoriality by examining the domestic as a charged political space. Nida’s patterned, often geometric, visuals and architectural motifs have been informed by her traditional training in the discipline of miniature art from Pakistan’s reputed National College of Arts.
The works in Confluence belong to three separate series of inquiry, War Rugs with Love, I Am A Tree and This Bridge Called My Back, where over a period of seven years, the artist examined larger concerns of childhood, ideas of home, and aspects of weaving.
Born in Iran, and raised in Pakistan, Nida now lives and works in the US. She is exhibiting in Pakistan after a period of six years.
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Satrang Gallery is honored to open a unique solo exhibition , Scapes From Far and Beyond by the Internationally acclaimed artist ,Bashir Makhoul.
Makhoul is a Palestinian artist born in Galilee. He has been based in the United kingdom for the past thirty years. His body of work is built on repeated motifs, which are rooted in war, nationalism ,economics, and torture.
Once immersed in these paintings, the viewers can witness something that is far more complicated than beautifully painted motifs.
Satrang Gallery is delighted to invite you to “Hidden In Plain Sight”, a beautiful new exhibition of works by Aliya Husain Ahmad and Mohsin Shaikh opening on Monday 28 October.
“Hidden In Plain Sight” showcases Mohsin’s heavily detailed, large scale paintings juxtaposed with Aliya’s small scale yet vibrant ceramics.Regardless of the conventional mediums both artists have executed their ideas in a personal yet unorthodox manner.
Mohsin’s intricate paintings create the illusion of a chalkboard and brick walls.This nostalgic and familiar imagery is embellished with different motifs and animal figures representing important moments in his life.His strength lies in providing an experience where the work is far more than what it appears to be.
Aliya’s style revolves around storytelling and high spirited visuals.The sculptural aspect of the forms opens up to endless possibility of creativity hence each work narrates a different story. Her fanciful imagination ,visualized through ceramics, provides an immersive experience for the viewers .Aliya also addresses the importance of functionality balanced alongside aesthetics by using glazes which are edible.
H.E . Ms. Wendy Gilmour ,The High Commissioner of Canada, had kindly consented to inaugurate the show
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Inaam Zafar | Mosin Shafi | Rabeya Jalil | Saba Khan | Sehr Jalil | Shameen Arshad In today's rapidly paced, nuanced world, our minds are bombarded with continuous images, lights, texts and associations which our brains process and connect at lightning speeds. This material, some of which is fractured, is absorbed and stored; it is regurgitated or accessed whenever necessary. This is a fairly automatic yet arbitrary process – some fragments of information take a deep hold upon an individual’s mind, while others fade away into oblivion. This exhibition seeks to present the impact these visual stimuli, particularly those that are text based, have on human subconscious and the subtle ways in which they manifest themselves through creative outlets. The artists in Fragmented Epiphanies have produced art inspired by these interactions; be they brief or in-depth. The resulting works have been informed by their readings, interests and daily encounters. Fragmented Epiphanies presents a thin sliver of the information individuals encounter, absorb and ignore in their daily lives, which eventually begin to mould their personal and national identities. With that in mind, perhaps it is worth making this a more conscious process. Zahra Khan Curator The show continues until May 15
Satrang Gallery is hosting a three-day preview of 24/7, the outcome exhibition of young talented residents of Studio BQ Residency 2016. We are pleased that Residency programs are giving an opportunity to young artists to work outside their studios, interact and explore, pushing boundaries and marking new dimensions. Satrang Gallery is always exploring new initiatives to encourage and promote talented artists in their pursuit of excellence
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For the month of Ramadan, Satrang Gallery is pleased to return with a calligraphy exhibition which has now become a tradition for the gallery. The 5th Annual Calligraphy Show 'Hurouf' brings together the Masters Rasheed Butt and Gohar Qalam and the young stars Bin Qulander, Arif Khan and Mussarat Arif. Hurouf, which in Arabic means ‘letters’, in the context of this exhibition, means the Art of the Letters
Rasheed Butt | Gohar Qalam | Bin Qulander |Arif Khan | Mussarat Arif |
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Satrang Gallery is delighted to open the new season with a unique solo exhibition Na Maloom Ishtihari by the contemporary visual artist Ghulam Hussain.
Hussain is a graduate from the prestigious National College of Arts, Lahore. He has shown successfully at Satrang Gallery before and this is his second solo exhibition with us.
The exhibition titled “ Na Maloom Ishtihari”, is a collection of woven archival prints of local Punjabi film posters. Hussain’s captivating works are a “visual overload” providing a glimpse into the local Punjabi film industry, street culture and the advertising around it.
Hussain’s miniature practice is based on his family tradition of crafts using intricately woven canvas, wasli and other mediums.
Mr.H.E Stefano Pontecorvo, the Ambassador of Italy had kindly consented to inaugurate the show.
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Satrang Gallery is delighted to present Crossing Lines ,a dynamic group show, exhibiting works of six artists with their distinct and vigorous styles. Their work is deeply rooted in societal and personal interactions , aimed at evoking a sense of nostalgia. The subtle imagery brought together with bold mark-making creates a powerful impact on the viewers .They are at the forefront , preserving what is temporary and challenging what is labeled as obsolete .
The show was inaugurated by the ambassador of Spain to Pakistan, H.E. Manuel Durán Giménez-Rico on 24th of April, 2019.
Suspended Horizons, a group show, exhibiting the works of seven talented, emerging artists.