Expression of my responsiveness to complex human behavior and raw desires has always been a challenging undertaking. Though it all starts with a challenge, but soon it becomes a pleasurable journey on the road of ecstasy. Every moment the painting draws closer to its end it sends off a signal to explore yet another possible point of culmination. Ultimately I find myself completely fulfilled, replete with the goodness of earnest expression – a rewarding outcome of delightful and adventurous knife work on canvas! Serious painting is an activity that engages the soul with the spiritual configuration of life. Women, birds and flowers I believe, are all elements of life that bear semblance in characteristic and beauty which is hard to ignore. Given their unmistakable inspiration, I continued to explore possibilities of arrangement of these elements on canvas.
I interweave seductive intimacies within my subjects, thus, radiating a mysterious temptation and lure. A gradual absorption of my painting engages the viewer’s intellect almost involuntarily and initiates a subtle stimulus that momentarily transports the viewer to another time and dimension. It is a brief but reminiscent meeting with my world of loveable characters that rather relate to the viewers own profile.
1962 Born in Karachi
1979 Won First Prize of "Running Trophy of Ahmed Parvez Award"
1980 Won again First Prize of "Running Trophy of Ahmed Pervez Award"
1982 Participated in group exhibition of painting Friendship House, Karachi.
1982 Two-men show of paintings. Pakistan Arts Council Karachi.
1982 Participated in group exhibition of "Artists of 4th generation". Pakistan Arts Council of Karachi.
1982 One-man show, Goethe Institute Karachi.
1983 Won First Prize all Pakistan Calligraphy Competition, Arts Council Gallery, Karachi.
1984 Participated in Sindh Artists Exhibition, Karachi.
1985 One-man show, Goethe Institute, Karachi.
1986 One-man show, Chaw Kandi Gallery, Karachi.
1987 One-man show, Vision Art Gallery, Karachi.
1988 One-man show, Pearl Continental Art Gallery, Karachi.
1989 One-man show, Art Views Gallery, Karachi.
1991 One-man show, Collectors Art Gallery, Karachi.
1992 One-man show, Indus Gallery, Karachi.
1993 One-man show, Clifton Art Gallery, Karachi.
1994 Private Show, Dubai.
1994 One-man show, Clifton Art Gallery, Karachi.
1996 One Day Private Show, Majmua, Karachi.
1996 One-man show, Clifton Art Gallery, Karachi.
1997 Live performance with Abida Parveen for ANZ Grindlays Bank, Karachi.
1997 Participated in Melburn, London.
1997 One-man show, Clifton Art Gallery, Karachi.
1999 One-man show, Majmua The Art Gallery, Karachi. 2003 One-man show, Dubai.
2005 One-man show, Malaysia and Thailand.
2007 One-man show, Indus Gallery, Karachi.
2013 One man show, Creative Gallery, Karachi.
2015 Solo Show ‘Fond Observations’ at Citi Art Gallery, Karachi.
2015 Solo Exhibition, Creative Gallery, Karachi.
2018 Solo Exhibition, ArtCiti Gallery, Karachi.
2019 Solo Exhibition, ArtCiti Gallery, Karachi.
2020 Solo Exhibition, ArtCiti Gallery, Karachi.