PNCA exhibition featuring Abstract Expressionist Paintings by Sherzada Khalid Iqbal

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PNCA exhibition featuring Abstract Expressionist Paintings by Sherzada Khalid Iqbal

Islamabad: Pakistan National Council of the Arts (PNCA) proudly presents the highly anticipated art exhibition, “Dances with Colours,” which features the abstract expressionist paintings of the respected artist Sherzada Khalid Iqbal. Dr Maen Khreasat, the esteemed Ambassador of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan and Muhammad Ayoub Jamali, Director General PNCA, inaugurated the exhibition.

Sherzada Khalid Iqbal’s journey into the world of art was as remarkable as his creations. Despite his professional background as a Chartered Accountant, Iqbal’s life took a transformative turn following a brain haemorrhage in 1997. This pivotal event unlocked a portal in his mind, igniting an insatiable desire to paint. With colours streaming through his consciousness, Iqbal embarked on a creative exploration, delving into the intricate relationships between materials, aesthetics, and perceptions.

“We are delighted by the overwhelming response to Dances with Colours, art exhibition,” said M. Ayuob Jamali, Director General- PNCA. He highlighted the PNCA’s commitment to promoting cultural diversity and artistic expression, stating, “PNCA is honored to showcase the exceptional talent of Sherzada Khalid Iqbal and to provide a platform for artists to share their unique perspectives with the world.”

Khalid’s works were bold and bright and expressed explosive movement. Layers of liquid enamel formed a shifting surface that appeared in a constant state of flux, juxtaposed in complex patterns. Eschewing traditional tools, Khalid employed his hands to create original works of art based purely on his streams of consciousness. Refusing external influences, he adamantly isolated himself from established techniques, maintaining the purity of his work. Constantly evolving, Khalid experimented with various mediums, including metal, glass, wood, board, and canvas. His paintings invited viewers to interpret and engage with them as they took on their own lives, developing and evolving until they were complete.

“Sherzada Khalid Iqbal’s artwork transcends boundaries and speaks to the universal language of the human experience, remarked Ambassador Dr Khreasat, “Through exhibitions like ‘Dances with Colors, we strive to foster an environment where creativity thrives and where art serves as a bridge connecting people across borders and cultures.”

The exhibition will be open for viewing from 8th-14th May 2024, from 10 am to 6 pm daily, except Saturdays when the gallery will be closed. Art enthusiasts and connoisseurs were cordially invited to witness the unveiling of Sherzada Khalid Iqbal’s masterpieces and immerse themselves in the transcendent world of “Dances with Colours. The exhibition celebrated the power of abstract expressionism and the boundless creativity of Sherzada Khalid Iqbal.

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