SORAYA SIKANDER is one of today’s leading contemporary South Asian artists known for her landscapes and organic forms. The artist has been ranked as one of Pakistan’s best known painters making it big internationally, listed as ‘Artist to watch’. Soraya works in oil and acrylics on canvas and is internationally renowned for her calligraphy landscapes. Recognition for her work has come through critical acclaim and sell-out exhibitions. She is also a TEDx art speaker. She has trained in fine arts through the London Atelier of Representational Arts, Slade Summer School (UCL), and Beaconhouse National University. Read more…

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Soraya Sikander ‘Art has the ability to humanise us’ by ASJAD NAZIR (Eastern Eye)

Art has been an important part of Soraya Sikander’s life from a young age and that early passion to create has turned into a flourishing career as a world-class painter.

Today, the leading contemporary artist known for her landscapes and organic forms has made a name internationally with multiple exhibitions, which recently included being a part of the 8th Beijing International Art Biennale. She is also renowned for her pioneering calligraphy landscapes and has a rapidly growing list of collectors snapping up her work.

Eastern Eye got Soraya Sikander to tell us about her life in art.

Soraya Sikander paints with Chinese Master Bill Zhao

Soraya Sikander paints with Chinese Master Bill Zhao Xu.
A special thanks to: XING FENGLIANG, KATHY, DAISY, BILL ZHAO & STUDIO ASSISTANTS, CHINA FOUNDATION FOR PEACE & DEVELOPMENT.
Pakistani Artist 巴基斯坦艺术家 SORAYA SIKANDER 索拉雅•西坎德
is exhibiting her painting A WINTER NIGHT 冬天的夜晚
2018 / oil on canvas 布面油画 / 121.92 cm 厘米 x 91.44 cm 厘米
at the 8th Beijing International Art Biennale in China 北京美术双年展 2019.
索拉雅·西坎德 是当今南亚著名的艺术家之一,以她的风景和有机形式著称。这位艺术家在画布上画油画和丙烯画。她以其开创性的书法风景而著称,结合了山水画和书法绘画。Soraya Sikander is one of the famous artists in South Asia today, known for her landscape and organic form. The artist paints oil and acrylic on the canvas. She is known for her groundbreaking calligraphy landscape, combining landscape painting with calligraphy painting.

Soraya Sikander ‘INSCAPE’ Reviewed by Nigaah Arts & Culture from South Asia

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 […]

Soraya Sikander at Beijing Biennale 2017

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 […]

‘INSCAPE 2018’ by Soraya Sikander

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 […]

Mangroves

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 […]

Soraya Sikander ‘INSCAPE’ Exhibition 28 FEBRUARY 2017

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 […]

EASTERN EYE ‘Soraya: Picture this’ Eguide 22/07/2016

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 […]

Artist Soraya Sikander on painting ‘The National’

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 […]

IOPWE Interviews artist Soraya Sikander

  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 […]

Breaking Barriers: Women Achievers Talk Equality feat.artist Soraya Sikander

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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