Recently Artciti paid tribute to artist Abdul Hayee by arranging his first ever solo art show. The objective of the exhibition was to recognize and appreciate his services for art since the last four decades.
He has spent almost his entire life working in the field of art and serving people that are either interested or related to it.
An unpredictable medium, the character of watercolor is uniquely challenging and the artist Abdul Hayee has accomplished to take advantage of the unexpected results of the medium. As practiced by this great master, spontaneity is evident throughout his work. The artist learns to improvise, which can be done effectively only with experience. The intimacy of the medium springs from the way it encourages improvisation and seems to record the artist's fleeting thought on paper. Abdul Hayee, born in 1948 in a village between Kanpur and Agra, India received his Diploma in Fine Arts in 1971. While he worked in Sindh Secretariat for 25 years, whatever spare time he had, he devoted it to pursue his passion for nature and art; which continues to this day.
Abdul Hayee is a man with a mission- To teach his art of water colour to whoever wishes to learn. His paintings are amazing replicas of beautiful scenery, natural flowers and green foliage that he paints to perfection. Most of his work transforms the viewers to the enchanting valleys of the northern areas of Pakistan; especially Swat captivated with the abundance of nature there. With his brushstrokes and vibrant colours, Hayee expresses art in a unique visual vocabulary. His paintings consist of an emotional appeal that is heightened with colour contrast and composition of matter. Hayee has been working directly with nature through his paintings highlighting specific details as he exemplifies a great love for nature. The artist has taken advantage of this unique medium to create striking works of art. Above all, watercolor painting is versatile, alternately offering rich, vivid tones or soft, soothing forms.
His skills in traditional and contemporary styles using Miniature techniques are admirable.