SORAYA SIKANDER

SORAYA SIKANDER

Critically acclaimed artist with sell-out exhibitions.

SORAYA SIKANDER painting ‘Sunset’ at Beijing Biennale 2017 Pakistani Artist exhibits at leading international art fair ​Sunset | Oil on canvas | 36 by 48 inches | 2017 Booklet available at the National Art Museum of China​ ART FAIR: Pakistani Artist Soraya Sikander presents a new series of calligraphic landscape paintings based on her interpretation […]

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Pakistan generally makes it to the headlines mostly due to wrong reasons nowadays. But behind all the geo-political turmoil, it has a rich tradition of culture, arts and music that generally goes unnoticed. Its actors and musicians have been working in the entertainment industry of neighbouring India for a long time. But what is lesser known is the new breed of contemporary artists who are making waves in the international circuit. More encouragingly, women have been at the forefront of this movement, which is no mean achieving in a highly conservative and patriarchal society. So, here is an attempt to introduce a few shining starts of the Pakistani art scene

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INSCAPE by UZMA NAWAZ PAKISTANI ARTIST SORAYA SIKANDER EXHIBITS A NEW SERIES ‘INSCAPE – EXPLORING INNER LANDSCAPES’ AT LEADING INTERNATIONAL ART GALLERY UNICORN GALLERY 2018 IN LAHORE. She presents a new series of calligraphic landscape paintings based on her interpretation of Pakistan. Her paintings ‘Sunset‘ and ‘Horizon dark‘ are a showcase of different times of […]

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SORAYA SIKANDER AFTER THE SUCCESS OF THE EXHIBITION SERIES: ‘A FLORAL SYMPHONY’ , THE GOLDEN COLLECTION’ , ‘IN, AT, AROUND’ SORAYA SIKANDER RETURNS WITH A NEW ANNUAL EXHIBITION SERIES UNICORN GALLERY IS PLEASED TO PRESENT A NEW SOLO EXHIBITION ‘INSCAPE’ OPENS 10.2.2018, 5 PM AT UNICORN GALLERY 32-B-2 MAIN GULBERG, LAHORE, PAKISTAN QUERIES: 0092 300 […]

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MANGROVES Mangroves is an exploration of the Karachi landscape – as seen through the mind’s eye. For me, I see cities, sea and places interchangeably. I paint tonal landscapes that capture the very ‘is-ness’ of being at a place. Representing the nature of the city of Karachi, its volatility and natural landscape. So essentially, this […]

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Calligraphic landscape painter Soraya Sikander to exhibit a new series entitled ‘INSCAPE’ Exhibition to open at Unicorn Gallery, Lahore Pioneering painter of calligraphic landscapes, artist Soraya Sikander returns to Pakistan with a new series ‘INSCAPE’ – Exploring landscapes as seen through the mind’s eye/inner worlds, Exhibition inauguration 28 FEBRUARY 2017 at Unicorn Gallery, Lahore  To view the […]

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Soraya Sikander By Asjad Nazir page1  page2  page3 It is no surprise that travel has shaped the work of leading contemporary fine artist Soraya Sikander. Born in Karachi, she grew up in different locations including Europe, Hong Kong and Singapore, and currently divides her time between Ras Al Khaimah and Pakistan. This exposure to different cultures has been […]

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Artist Soraya Sikander on painting: ‘No city could be more rewarding than Ras Al Khaimah’ THE NATIONAL | Arts & Life MONDAY, JUNE 6, 2016  |  RAMADAN 1, 1437 Soraya Sikander, who was born in Karachi and moved to the UAE two years ago, has always been immersed in art and her mother founded the Unicorn art […]

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  SORAYA SIKANDER is one of Pakistan’s leading artists. Listed as ‘Artist to watch’ she paints landscapes and cities. The artist is making it big internationally with over sixteen non-stop sell-out exhibitions at some of today’s most prestigious venues! Soraya has been interviewed by The Khaleej Times, The Gulf News, Gulf Today, HELLO! and major […]

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SPECIAL: EASTERN EYE interviews Women Achievers on Women’s Day to promote gender equality WHAT WOMEN WANT  International Women’s Day Seeks to promote gender equality by Asjad Nazir The theme for this year’s International Women’s Day is pledge for parity. Although the annual event will be a celebration of women’s achievements across the world, there will also be a […]

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EASTERN EYE (UK) January 08th, 2016 My Top 10 Artistic Moments (And inspirations) By Soraya Sikander “My work is about the natural world in a state of change. It explores my subconscious and immediate environment. I use art as a means to arrive at ecology, not merely the surface, but the constant changing and evolving […]

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OK!PAKISTAN SORAYA SIKANDER – The extremely talented Pakistani artist, is making waves around the world for her landscapes and organic forms. She has been ranked as one of Pakistan’s best known painters making it big internationally, listed as ‘Artist to watch’  FASCINATED by landscapes, Soraya Sikander’s paintings encompass her unique style and vibrant colours to capture […]

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Soraya Sikander Exhibits at Galerie Patries Van Dorst, Netherlands Pakistani Artist shows at Netherlands leading art gallery for the exhibition ‘Embassy Art’     Booklet can be viewed online http://www.patriesvandorst.nl/files/1014/4440/1067/EmbassyArtbookletOctober9-4.pdf Art Exhibition: Artist Soraya Sikander presents a new series of calligraphic landscape paintings based on her interpretation of Pakistan. These artworks shall be presented for the […]

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UNICORN GALLERY OPENS IN LAHORE! Karachi’s leading Modern and Contemporary Art Gallery, Art Museum and Bookstore now opens in Lahore! Pakistan’s premier art gallery launches  in Lahore with a major exhibition REVERBERATIONS REVERBERATIONS Opens 01st NOVEMBER 2015 Featuring International Masters and leading Contemporary artists, showcasing art jewels from the Unicorn Vault, artists represented over the […]

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Through my practice I explore fundamental questions: What is an object? What is a painting? How do we experience space? I consider my work to be an on-going visual monologue, with a starting point, in a constant state of progression and leading to several distinct forms.
The distinction between drawing, painting-into-sculpture and sculptural installations are questioned as objects transfigure one into another, installed in everyday settings to create an interaction with transformed objects

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SORAYA SIKANDER calls herself a fine artist trained in Western classical figurative drawing, working on a new visual language. A critically acclaimed painter, she has exhibited widely and showcased her work at major museums and galleries in London, Dubai, Dhaka, Singapore, Karachi and Lahore – her artworks are with major collectors. Soraya has spent several years training in fine arts at Beaconhouse National University (BNU), the Slade School of Fine Art and now at the London Atelier of Representational Art (LARA), focusing on drawing and sculpture. She recently held a TEDx talk on ‘Conditioning in Art’ and has been offered honorary MFAs, artist residencies, fair exhibits and commissions. Hello! Pakistan catches up with this young painter in London to discuss her latest art project.

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