Soraya Sikander at Galerie Patries Van Dorst | Netherlands

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 […]

Unicorn Gallery in Lahore!

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 […]

Sculptures

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

Soraya Sikander listed as ‘Top Pakistani Contemporary Artists Making It Big Internationally’

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

INTERVIEW: HELLO!Pakistan interviews artist Soraya Sikander on her new work

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.

Soraya draws at the London Atelier of Representational Art

Soraya Sikander (London) practicing old masters classical drawings at the London Atelier of Representational Art (LARA).Atelier (Pronounced: atel–yay) means studio school, has been for centuries the standard method for training serious fine artists.The atelier system is a highly-structured and systematic curriculum with rigorous representational art education which emerged in the 17th century. Select Soraya Sikander drawings […]

LECTURE: Soraya Sikander TEDx art talk on ‘Images and context- Conditioning in art’

Soraya Sikander TEDxNED talk: Ideas worth spreading Artist Soraya Sikander presents a number of images without any description, outside their context. These images are threaded together in visual slides and the audience builds these images to shape various associations with the work presented. After reviewing several images by French masters, contemporary installation artists, conceptual and […]

EXHIBITION: Soraya Sikander ‘In, At and Around’ Alhamra (2014)

She paints landscapes interpretative of her immediate environment where dramatic lighting is conspicuous http://www.dawn.com/news/1081688/new-approach-paintings-on-display Diverse and experimental, the works of the young artist Soraya Sikander recently found a receptive audience at Lahore’s Alhamra Art Gallery. While the subject matter may have been conventional in its focus on landscapes, cityscapes and still life, the approach was […]

PROJECT: Urban Dialogues 2013 with Janice Wilkins and Caroline Jaine (Cambridge)

PROPOSAL URBAN DIALOGUES COLLABORATIONS 2013 reduced mood board for 3FF urban dialogue proposal  Caroline Jaine, Soraya Sikander, Janice Wilkins The above artists propose working in collaboration in response to the  Urban Dialogues 2013 theme of “Reflections” “Becoming Something Else” We are three diverse women living in the UK and Pakistan aged 29, 43 and 51 […]