Syrian Artist Adib Fattal Exhibits at V.M

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Paintings by Syrian Artist Adib Fattal on display at the V.M Art Gallery.

An Art exhibition of paintings by Syrian Artist Adib Fattal, was inaugurated by the Syrian ambassador, Dr. Riad Ismat at the V.M Art Gallery today.

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Syrian Artist Adib Fattal at the V.M Art Gallery

Syrian Painter Adib Fattal is a unique kind of optimist, a dreamer who insist on guiding us back to the age of innocence. In his search of beauty, he evokes only pleasant images retained from childhood memories including scenes from Syria, Palestine and Lebanon. ” I slept and dreamt that life is beautiful” Says Adib.

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Syrian Ambassador Dr. Riad Ismat

His paintings on display are wonderful, with blazing colors, displaying the life from a completely different point of view, it’s looking at the world from a child’s view point. Looking at people working, praying , planting trees, talking, old people walking with a stick’s support, people feeding the bird, and fishes is vibrant colors, full of life and birds too in dashing colors flying past the clouds, but they are not just clouds, they are clouds full of rainbows and love.

The show simply took me to my childhood, after ages I was so spellbound by paintings so full of life that I completely forgot that there were so many more people in the same room around me. It was like looking at a world dipped in colors of love, as if I was looking at rainbows, lots and lots of them clustered to color every aspect of life.

In every painting on display there is life, Love and movement dipped in vibrant colors. The abstractions of birds, cats and dogs, pigeons, the Old and young people, the men the women, the colorful moon and a sun shining on the city as if everything has come from a child’s vision of “All is well” are ready touch your soul.

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Riffat Alvi, Senior Artist and Director V.M. Art Gallery, Karachi.

The show inspired me deeply, it gave life to the child within me, made me thank Allah for every color there is in my life and in the world around me.

Thank you Adib Fattal, For bringing this wonderful show to our city, and also for donating the proceeds of some of your paintings to the earth quake victims.

For those who want to enjoy this wonderful experience, the show is a must to visit.

The show will remain open for public till 15th of December 2006, from 10:30am To 7:30pm.

V.M.Art Gallery
Rangoonwala Community Centre,
4/5 KDA Scheme, Block IV, Dhoraji Society,
Karachi, Pakistan.

7 Comments so far

  1. Nighat Mir (unregistered) on December 2nd, 2006 @ 4:14 am

    Riffat Alvi always has something new and exciting to offer to art lovers of Karachi. This show proves it.


  2. zahra (unregistered) on December 2nd, 2006 @ 7:37 pm

    hey jamash, thank you for keeping up your coverage of the karachi art scene, although your posts are perhaps the closest they can get to REAL metblogging…its such a shame (and so very telling) that the KMB readers display such little interest in them…

    but keep it anyway :)


  3. Jamash (unregistered) on December 2nd, 2006 @ 10:22 pm

    :). Karachi has a very vibrant art scene, I just hope this new generation realize the importance of art. Sadly we are constantly destroying our own vibrant culture and heritage, we just need to wake up.


  4. Original-Anon (unregistered) on December 2nd, 2006 @ 10:28 pm

    Thanks big Jay, great pics here and on your flickr site.


  5. fb (unregistered) on December 2nd, 2006 @ 11:53 pm

    the exhibition was nothing great.
    actually quite disappointing. the artist had very little to offer, really.

    however, some of the works in the gallery next to it (by pakistani artists) were really wonderful. some good miniatures, innovative panels, et al. much better than the overhyped syrian.


  6. Jamash (unregistered) on December 3rd, 2006 @ 11:22 am

    @ Fatima: The work was remarkable but after giving a closer look to a few paintings there was simply nothing new to see in the rest of them, I agree to that… When I paint, draw or photograph, I try to keep each experiment of mine to be different from the other, a process to avoid monotony in every art work which was missing here.

    In the other gallery, Tariq Usman Luni’s sculptures were sitting gracefully at the entrance :) and there were also some very good paintings and miniatures there… I also enjoyed those :)

    Overall the exhibition had something new and lively to offer so I wouldn’t term it as a complete disappointment ….


  7. Jamash (unregistered) on December 3rd, 2006 @ 11:22 am

    @ Fatima: The work was remarkable but after giving a closer look to a few paintings there was simply nothing new to see in the rest of them, I agree to that… When I paint, draw or photograph, I try to keep each experiment of mine to be different from the other, a process to avoid monotony in every art work which was missing here.

    In the other gallery, Tariq Usman Luni’s sculptures were sitting gracefully at the entrance :) and there were also some very good paintings and miniatures there… I also enjoyed those :)

    Overall the exhibition had something new and lively to offer so I wouldn’t term it as a complete disappointment ….



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