A group show of Hanif Shahzad’s students recently took place at VM Art Gallery. The aim was to encourage the young artists to come forward in a group show and test their talents. It turned out to be a treat for visitors to witness and explore a creative journey of young artists including Abeer Hanif, Farah Bilal, Fareeha Yousuf, Hafsa Hussain, Hiba Moeen, Naeema Yahya, Rizwana Tahir, Shahida Jamila and Tajalli Naveed.
The artists presented an interesting mix of landscape and figurative. The paintings showcased seasonal impacts of autumn. The painting titled ‘Quietness can talk’ features a lone barren tree in a desolate place during the night. The single seat under the tree is an invitation to be near nature. The vacant seat and the leafless tree is a sign of dejection.
“The Land of Saints” showcases a tomb of Sindh that establishes a spiritual connection.
In all, all the works stood out for their exquisite subject matter, intricate details and amazing brushstrokes.