Hanif Shahzad is a Karachi School of Art graduate and won first prize in a KSA competition in 1986.
The kind of work that artist Hanif Shehzad does can only be attributed to inordinate affection for his subjects. In the present case, it is the city of Karachi, especially its older neighbourhoods. His skill as a painter obviously helps in highlighting his affection. His strokes brim with life and the colours that he uses have a language of their own.
One thing that comes out of his works quite clearly is the sweet nostalgia that one feels when one visits older precincts of the city.
This nostalgia has a certain progression to it, which means while he does like to think of the past, he would not remain there and would want to move ahead with time without compromising on the city’s yesteryear glory.