Mashkoor Raza one of Pakistan’s most prolific painters is well known locally and internationally for his distinctive style. A versatile painter, Mashkoor has experimented and explored various techniques and art forms. He is known best for painting his iconic horses, but this particular exhibition at Ejaz Gallery, Lahore showcases a mix of semi abstract, figurative as well as his signature horses.
His skill, talent and technique is clearly visible on canvas. Mashkoor’s bold choice of colours and deft brushstrokes bring his paintings to life. His signature style is so distinct that his work is immediately recognisable. His work in his current exhibition is rich in texture and the bright colours he uses allows his paintings to pop from the canvas.
His colour palette is varied and he has used red and orange and yellow quite liberally. The bright and bold colours draw the viewer in immediately. Not all of his work is done in vivid colours, some of his pieces also makes use of darker more somber tones like blues, blacks and whites. Some of his most eye catching pieces are done in shades of earthy browns, deep blues and rustic orange. The artist’s sense of exuberance and his confidence is all translated into his works.
His iconic horses, once again, can be as seen as a part of the exhibition. Horses have always been seen as symbols of power and speed and through Mashkoors fine and intricate line work and bold hues his horses seem to gallop off from the canvas.
Mashkoor has received formal training from the Karachi School of Art where he majored in Fine Arts. He has participated in numerous national and international exhibitions locally and globally. He has also had the honour of receiving the prestigious Pride of Performance Award for his contribution to the Pakistan’s art industry.
Mashkoor Raza’s work speaks for itself. His technique and style is loved by art collectors, art enthusiasts and critics alike.