Soraya Sikander

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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Dubai Studio Launch

South Asia’s leading contemporary landscape painter, Soraya Sikander launches her new space in Dubai near Dubai Investment Park. 01 October 2020 from 5 to 9 pm. Drop in or Attend the event virtually on zoom. Zoom Meeting ID: 713 2655 0888 code: art
For queries or to confirm your RSVP Email: info@sorayasikander.com

Shuiyucun

During my stay, I had the privilege to visit Shuiyucun, outside of Beijing. Here, I witnessed nature in all her glory. Pristine water, lakes, waterlilies, sunlight gleaming on soft water ripples, tall majestic trees, mountains & villages. The beauty, serenity, magnificence of the natural world inspired me to paint a new series.
Nature Morte murals are Referencing both Impressionism, Pointillism and Action Painting. Through the use of bright colours, the large scale, nature based, wall paintings revisit the spontaneous joy of painting.


Nature Morte mural by Soraya Sikander for Delhi Private School, UAE.

Soraya Sikander, who paints from her studio in the Emirates, has experimented in a new medium to produce her new work, as part of a larger investigation into painting.

Nature Morte murals are Referencing both Impressionism, Pointillism and Action Painting. Through the use of bright colours, the large scale, nature based, wall paintings revisit the spontaneous joy of painting.


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.

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 … Continue reading Mangroves

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