Artone62 recently held an exhibition to celebrate International women’s day. International Women's Day is a global day of recognising and celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women and girls, and raising awareness of the work left to be done. In the same spirit some members of the art community got together to put up a group show celebrating women. Some of the artist displaying their work were; Abrar Ahmed, Wahab Jaffer, Hajra Mansoor, SA Noory, Dilawer Mirza, Riaz Rafi, Shahista Momin and so on.
Staying true to his usual style, Wahab Jaffer has painted the female form. The bold and bright colours have brought energy and life to his canvas. There is something so lively and joyful about his work that the one can’t help be attracted to his art. Hajra Mansur’s quintessential eastern woman can once again be seen as part of this show. Large almond shaped eyes, porcelain like skin, dainty nose, delicate jaw line and pouting lips are obviously apparent as the figure demurely looks into the distance. There is a certain innocence about the women she paints. She captures their simplicity beautifully.
Abrar Ahmad, once again stunned his viewers with his contemporary take on feminine beauty and grace. As always, the main subject matter of his work is, once again, the female form. Abrar’s work is rich with emotion and feeling.
SA Noory, although trained formally in Fine Arts, has worked tirelessly to master the art of miniature painting. It is worth mentioning that his linework is intricate and that along with his deft brush strokes, makes for some beautiful art pieces. It is not always possible for artist to be able to show rhythm that flows on a canvas, but SA Noory is successfully able to capture movement.
Shahista Momin’s dainty sensual women are well known and recognised amongst art enthusiasts. Her colour palette is cool, various shades of blues and white, which has an extremely calming affect, perhaps reflective of the calm, collected and in control nature of the women she paints.
A wonderful group show celebrating and acknowledging women from various backgrounds.