Artist Soraya Sikander on Geo News

SORAYA SIKANDER is ‘CHANGING THE LANDSCAPE’Ranked one of Pakistan’s Best Artists Making it Big Internationally Pioneer of Calligraphy Landscape Painting

GEO News London – Murtaza Ali Shah in conversation with leading artist, Soraya Sikander in an exclusive interview

LONDON: Artist Soraya Sikander talks to Geo News by Geo International
Ranked as one of South Asia’s most popular artists, renowned for her pioneering calligraphy landscape paintings, Soraya Sikander’s paintings have been making news, featured prominently at leading international galleries & museums including: Galerie Patries Van Dorst in Netherlands, La Galleria Pall Mall, Royal Opera Arcade United Kingdom, Beijing Biennale at National Art Museum of China, Etihad Modern Abu Dhabi, National Art Museum of Ras Al Khaimah, RAK Fine Art Fair United Arab Emirates, Lahore Biennale Pakistan, Unicorn Gallery Dubai & Karachi and more. 
In this exclusive interview conducted by Murtaza Ali Shah, artist Soraya Sikander discusses her work, process, technique, style and subject.

Soraya is a leading international artist renowned for her landscape and floral paintings, with over 20 exhibitions worldwide. Her art has been featured in The National, Khaleej Times, The Gulf News, Gulf Today, Al Bilad Saudi, Dahabiya UAE, HELLO! Magazine, OK! and other media.

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Leading art gallery of Pakistan, Unicorn Gallery was Founded by art critic Seemah Niaz. Unicorn specialises in the history of Pakistani and Indian painting and has presented works by some of the most distinguished South Asian painters including Ustad Allahbux, Abdur Rahman Chughtai, Ahmed Parvez, Bashir Mirza, Colin David, F N Souza, Gulgee, Jehangir Sabavala, Krishen Khanna, M F Husain, Murtaza Bashir, S H Raza, Shakir Ali and Vasudeo S. Gaitonde. Unicorn has a high reputation for the quality of its exhibitions, Annual Art Book Fair exclusive to Unicorn, art scholar talks and documentary screenings. Unicorn is also active in the preservation of the history of regional painting by way of a prolific production of art monographs and books. Unicorn Gallery has hosted retrospectives of major masters including: Sadequain’s Rubbiyats, Jameel Ahmed A Forgotten Master, Ghulam Rasul - Pakistan’s most influential landscape painter and most recently Laila Shahzada a life - The legacy of a pioneer of modern painting in Pakistan. Unicorn Gallery was Founded by Seemah Niaz. Unicorn Gallery specializes in Modern and Contemporary South Asian Art and has a high reputation for the quality of its exhibitions, annual art book fairs, lectures, documentary screenings, launches, seminars, internships and other opportunities. Unicorn Gallery holds numerous thought-provoking exhibitions in collaboration with curators, art galleries, museums, institutes and organizations, and sources to auction houses. We encourage scholarly research and exploration of art as seen from its historical, cultural, and social contexts with art critics and historians. The gallery produces its own exhibitions including traveling shows, introduces new art publications and hosts retrospectives of major painters as well as represents emerging artists, who experiment in a wide-range of media, display technical skill, diversity in portfolio and are innovative in approach. Unicorn Gallery’s exhibitions have encompassed all the visual arts including: painting, drawing, sculpture, printmaking, serigraphs, photography, architecture, film, video and performance. SEEMAH NIAZ was educated at St.George’s School in London, England and Lahore, Pakistan. She is a M.A previous in English Language and Literature from Punjab University, and B.A. in French and English Literature from Kinnaird College. She has been a freelance journalist and has contributed articles to Herald, Newsline, Dawn, Star etc. She has curated numerous exhibitions on South Asian Art in Dubai, New Delhi, Singapore and London and is the Founder of Unicorn Gallery, Karachi, and Unicorn Space, Dubai. She is widely traveled and has taught at The Lyceum School, St. Patrick’s, Karachi, Westminster College and David Game. Seemah is actively involved in social work, promoting literacy and child health in Pakistan. She is the author of the ‘Mona Naqsh’ biography. Niaz has lectured on Pakistani Art at the Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland in London.