“as i see it” – Canvas Art Gallery.

Canvas - KMB“as i see it”, a four person art show in mix media including paintings, digital prints, digital photographs, and sculptures opened yesterday at the Canvas Art Gallery, Karachi, Pakistan.

The show exhibits different art work by four brilliant artists each one of them expressing their observations in thought provoking statements invoking strong emotions and feelings in their own individual way, from some of the most ordinary scenes of out of our daily lives.

Participating artists Bilal Maqsood, famously known as a musician, has painted Crows in situations and with emotions more commonly associated to us humans. His unique way of comparisons has a witty humor, and the joke is totally on us humans.

By Madiha Hyder

By Madiha Hyder

Brilliant paintings by Madiha Hyder fill intense emotions into the portraits of street children, who live unnoticed, around us, highlighting them so to draw our attention and feel their existence.

Artist Mithra Birdie’s work in mixed media on tracing paper speaks of unspoken words, of love and sharing, through soft imagery, of the tenderness warmth of cold morning bed, while the day has yet to unfold. The forth participating artist.

Sohail Abdullah has displayed a number of amazing photographs some of walls in Mumbai some also from the Mahesh Textile Mill at Colaba, which has been shut for many years and is used as a popular film / movie set. The pictures shoe layers of textures, brick wall, paint, plaster and climate has created in layers on these walls, and each of these layers have a story of it’s own to take us back in time. Along with these amazing photographs Sohail Also included a series of sculptures, “heroes”, in stoneware clay with terra sigillata, a number of figures resembling the Budai (Hotei), but they are common good natured beings out of a fantasy world, who live indulged in their own simple innocent playful jests, spreading love and laughter’s. These are the heroes who have lived through out the timeline, and have always been and will stay unnamed and unmarked.

DSC_3425The whole exhibition is a journey of emotions, thoughts and feelings from simple observations, highlighting the significance of the important details we miss we often simply chose to ignore in our daily lives.

The Art Show will continue at the Canvas Art Gallery till the 13th of August, 2009.

9 Comments so far

  1. بستنی (wasiq) on August 6th, 2009 @ 7:26 am

    sculpture ki toh apni hee baat hotee hai…..and nobody can deny that..laikin iss zabardast picture ki wat lag gaie….
    ps:this is not a personal attack..just a humble personal opinion.Thanks!

  2. fasee on August 6th, 2009 @ 3:28 pm

    ” Thought provokin…”

    Only sculptures that I am intrested in, are not the thought provoking ones, but only the provoking ones.

    Haven’t seen a ajunta sculptures exhibit recently.

  3. بستنی (wasiq) on August 6th, 2009 @ 6:23 pm

    fasee sab….whats that…?

  4. fasee on August 6th, 2009 @ 10:15 pm

    @ wasiq

    Google ajanta ki morat…in da caves….facinating history

  5. balma on August 7th, 2009 @ 1:22 am


    Ajanta kay ghaars (Ajanta caves) are near Aurangabad in India.
    Mae kaee dafa’a jaatay jaatay reh gayaa

  6. fasee on August 7th, 2009 @ 3:33 am

    @ balma

    Sir jee agar aap ajanta caves me chalay jatay tu ya tu sari sculptures chadiyan aur bra tu pehen hi letay…kuch burqay me ajatin…..aur kuch peet see hujatin…waisay kuch moraat ko dekh ke llagta tu yehi hai..ke sali ya us zamanay ki pamela anderson yehi hugi…ya us zamnay me be, “niswani husan me izafay ” ki cream nai pori balti lagati hoon gi…..

    What’s more facination then those crude n vulgar stoney display of erotic art, is the story behine the picture, who made them n why they made them.

    Balma ji aap tu usi zamanay ke hain, sun-e-balogaut ki poverty line see nechay ke logon ke liyee koi bhashan araaz farmaiyee….(He”ll kill me for this)

  7. بستنی (wasiq) on August 7th, 2009 @ 7:47 am

    @fasee sab…..sir I did the gooogle for ajanta cave images and as i see it in this image below…they were ready for balma jee already….he must have been very close to aurangabad…


    the waistline has a double curve…and the short sleeve line is very clear…..so not even a sleeveless for balma jee….yeah apni sardkar bhi na jis ko somalia bhejna chahiyeah uss ko india bheej deytey hain…..just for enjoyment….lol!

  8. fasee on August 7th, 2009 @ 11:24 am

    @ wasiq

    ” They were ready for balma..”

    Or maybe balma reached there already before u googled the poor lass…u cud have seen a satisfied balma putting his lungi back on, if u have a keyhole sattellite image display available to NSA

    “The link…”

    Some how the link didn’t open on my berry, but I have a fair idea what anything even distantly related to ajanta wud look like…yet sir, u shundt have done that….imean sending such objectionable, blatantly expressive, vulgulry presented material to us on shab-be-barat when we muslims were busy religiously burning our money on crackers, and rest either starving due to a nafli roza and rest starving coz they were not fed last nites dinner…..and best of all, fasee missed some pix and sari raat ibadat me tu nai albata ajanta aunties ke sapna dekhtay guzari….aaj my laptop wud be bak..so will go bak to roam in virtual ajantaa, aaah nostalgia

  9. بستنی (wasiq) on August 7th, 2009 @ 3:55 pm

    u shundt have done that….imean
    @fasee sab….if this has been on a tweet…i would have immediately clicked the star and saved it as a favorite….lol!
    Btw, after watching the link I am sure you would want to delete the comment….

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