An exhibition of the celebrated artist Jamil Naqsh recently unveiled at Jamil Naqsh Museum titled "Fisher Woman of My Mohenjo-daro".
The focus of this exhibition is to highlight the lifestyle romantic charms of the Indus valley civilization, which continues to attract and amaze many great archaeologists and scholars of arts and cultures, from all over the world. One prominent element in the creative legacy of Naqsh, is the female face and form. He has now redefined the classic bronze sculpture of the "Dancing Girl of Mohen-jo-Daro" - portraying her as a "Fisherwoman". His theory is; "This civilization flourished along the Indus River, back in the year 2500 B.C., so their primary occupation was fishing". This series of paintings also features other creatures and ancient composite artifacts of Mohen-jo-Daro, like the 'Fish' and the 'Bull', along with several ancient 'Scripts' found in this archeological site. Showing elements of cubism in some, the work of Jamil Naqsh has created astounding admiration from the art lovers.
In a still rapidly expanding art world, Jamil Naqsh holds a key position. He is the best-known contemporary artist from Pakistan, long famous in his own country, and also well established in international auctions.
His work reflects, not just the culture of Pakistan, but also that of the whole of the Indian subcontinent, both Muslim and non-Muslim. In particular, there are many echoes of the imperial Mughal regime that once ruled the whole of India. Jamil Naqsh demonstrates how an artist with major gifts, coming from this background, has been able to enter into a fruitful relationship with Western Modernism, and thus link himself to what is now a worldwide community of visual artists.
The artist Jamil Naqsh has earned international fame along-with the "Pride of Performance" award in 1989 and the "Sitara-e-Imtiaz" Award in 2009. His work depicts the different aspects of our society, with deep insights to enrich the minds of his audience.