A. Q. ARIF
I paint the glories of nature and magnificence of God. I believe that there is nothing unnatural on this earth. Through my work, I need people to understand a simple fact that we all need to appreciate the beauty and harmony given to us by God. Beauty is not only in vibrant colors and pretty things like flowers, peacocks and angelic creatures; it lies in the hands of man and his heart.
I have chosen architecture as my point of interest and I have shown the complexities as well as its simplicity side by side to compliment each other. I usually choose minimum colors and work in their tones, so that the attention of the viewer does not divert from my objective. I choose to use earthy tones and the various shades of the night sky because to me they depict our soil. So whether it my stretch from red fort in Agra to the glorious landscape in Jhelum to our very heart of the Mughul empire in shahi qila Lahore there are no boundaries.
My choice of structures usually limit to famous buildings from the Mughal Empire, shrines of famous aulia or even newer structures that show inspiration from the Mughal time period.
Seeing my work the viewer undergoes a very serene and harmonious sense, due to its blissful equilibrium where time just stands still and one gets a moment to inhale the view and its tranquility.
Date of Birth: 1975 in Karachi, Pakistan.
Qualification: 1996 Four-Year Professional Diploma in Fine Arts Karachi School of Arts.
2003-2011 Textile Institute of Pakistan
2004-2010 Karachi School of Arts, Pakistan.
2011-2017 Indus Valley School Of & Architecture.
2016 ARTCITI Gallery, Karachi, Pakistan.
2012 Tanzara Art Gallery, Islamabad, Pakistan.
2010 Art scene Gallery, Karachi, Pakistan.
2008 Art scene Galleries, Karachi, Pakistan.
2008 Art Attack, Dubai.
2007 Native Art Gallery, Lahore, Pakistan.
2007 Nomad Art Gallery, Islamabad, Pakistan
2007 Clifton Art Gallery, Karachi, Pakistan.
2006 Croweaters Art Gallery, Karachi, Pakistan.
2006 Ejaz Art Gallery, Lahore, Pakistan.
2005 Nomad Art Gallery, karachi, Pakistan.
2004 Clifton Art, Gallery, karachi, Pakistan.
2003 Chawkandi Art Gallery, Karachi, Pakistan.
2002 Zainani Art Gallery, Karachi, Pakistan.
1998 Sheraton Hotel, Karachi, Pakistan.
2014 ARTCITI Gallery, Karachi Pakistan.
2012 Hyderabad Dakin India.
2012 Bombay ICAC Gallery, Lahore, Pakistan.
2012 Two Men Show, Ejaz, Gallery, Lahore, Pakistan.
2012 Group Show, Italy.
2012 Two Person Show Ocean Art Gallery, Lahore, Pakistan.
2011 Participated in Group Show art Gallery, Florence, Italy.
2011 Singapore Artist Fusious from Pakistan.
2011 New York, Expo.
2011 IVS for Usman Ghauri.
2010 The DUST Exhibition New York; ICO Gallery, USA.
2010 Masqat Group Show By Ejaz Art Gallery.
2008 Selected by Pacific Asia Museum for Himalayan Festival, California, U.S.A
2008 Pakistan & Bangladesh artist, Delhi, India.
2008 Moods of Art, Organized by Native art Gallery, Pakistan and Art attack Gallery Dubai, U.A.E.
2007 South Asian / American Art Festival, Gallery Arrena 1, The Santa Monica Art studios, California, U.S.A., Organized by Zambeel Art Gallery.
2007 Indus Strokes, Organized by Ishi Jami and Retu Jain in association with Taj Mahal Palace and Towers, Mumbai, India.
2007 Gull Moher Art Gallery, Karachi, Pakistan.
2007 Throw Winds, Organized by Ishi Jami and Retu Jain, London.
2006 15 Senior Artist, Clifton Gallery, Karachi, Pakistan.
2006 20 Pakistani Artist Show, Hong Kong.
2006 Transcending Borders, Organized by Ejaz Gallery, Lahore and Ishi & Jami at ITC Maurya Sheraton, Delhi, India.
2006 Auction for Earthquake Victims by Ejaz Art Gallery, Lahore, Pakistan.
2006 Auction for Earthquake Victims by HJunar Kada, Islamabad, Pakistan.
2006 Group Show at Louvre Art Gallery, Karachi, Pakistan.
2006 Work for Siratt Arts, London, United Kingdom.
2005 25 Senior Artists at Clifton Art Gallery, Karachi, Pakistan.
2004 8th National Exhibition, Lahore, Pakistan.
2001 Zainani Art Gallery, Karachi, Pakistan.
2000 Millennium Show at Ejaz Art Gallery, Lahore, Pakistan.
1999 Co-opera Art Gallery, Lahore, Pakistan.
1999 V.M. Art Gallery, Karachi, Pakistan.
1999 Urban Voice Show, Sheraton Hotel, Karachi, Pakistan.
1994 7th National Exhibition, Lahore, Pakistan.
1993 Water Color Exhibition, Arts Council, Karachi, Pakistan.
|Medium:||Watercolor on Paper|
|Size:||11 x 15 Inch|
A. Q. Arif, 11 x 15 Inch, Watercolor on Paper, Citysscape Painting, AC-AQ-402
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- Product Code: AC-AQ-402
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