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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 the day at a particular place. She shows the transformation of things and how they emerge as totally different in different hues and shades.

Mangroves are purposely painted in murky shades of green to show their true colours. Very close to reality, they show the mesh of various vines under water.

Sea and Sky are two distinct paintings yet show a similarity of theme. Likewise, pond and forest are reflections of these specific places that show resemblance in many forms. Butterflies, Bushes and Florescent  are interesting depiction of flowers and

natures beauty. The most striking comes across the Webby, Velvet and Lace that are a bunch of flowers painted to perfection. Indoor Red 1 and Indoor Red 2 are series of two similar paintings showing vases that see, to be emitting fragrance.

This is the artist’s nineteenth exhibition held at the prestigious unicorn Gallery 2018 in Lahore. Soraya Sikander has also exhibited at the National Art Museum as part of the

Beijing Biennale 2018. Soraya Sikander landscapes reference actual locations, describing the idea of being at a place – as seen through the mind. Attended by leading curators, museum and gallery directors. ‘Pond’ painting is also featured prominently in the exhibition and is the invitation card cover.

Soraya Sikander paintings are critically acclaimed.

The artist has enjoyed commercial success and has been ranked as ‘Artist to watch’ making her one of Pakistan’s leading contemporary painters. Soraya Sikander trained in fine arts from the London Atelier of Representational Arts, University College london Slade summer school, Beaconhouse National University Lahore. She has exhibited her art at Galerie Patries Van Dorst in Netherlands, Etihad Gallery Abu Dhabi, National Art Museum of Ras Al Khaimah, Alhamra Arts Council, Unicorn Gallery, and National Art Gallery of Bangladesh Shilpaka Academy.

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‘INSCAPE 2018’ by Soraya Sikander

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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

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Mangroves

MANGROVES

Mangroves 30 by 42 inches, oil on canvas
Mangroves 30 by 42 inches, oil on canvas (SOLD)

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 is a poetic work, it comments on the paradoxical nature of places with Karachi as a reference, so in life there is death, birth, growth and regeneration.

Sold painting.

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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

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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

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 To view the exhibition press release   unicorn-gallery-soraya-sikander-press-release

Read the artist’s statement on her new work unicorn-gallery-soraya-sikander-artist-statement

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Art Exhibition: Artist Soraya Sikander presents a new series of nature-based paintings in her upcoming exhibition INSCAPE. These artworks shall be presented for the first time at the prestigious Unicorn Gallery in their Lahore branch in Gulberg on 28 February 2017. These paintings reference actual locations, describing the idea of being at a place – as seen through the mind’s eye. This will be the artist’s fifteenth exhibition. Soraya Sikander has exhibited at leading galleries and museums in UK, Singapore, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Wassenaar, Hague, Dhaka etc. Her paintings have over the years received critical acclaim, featured in major publications, newspapers, and journals, and enjoyed commercial success among international collectors. For more information about the exhibition paintings please email info@sorayasikander.com 
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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

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REVERBERATIONS Opens 01st NOVEMBER 2015 Featuring International Masters and leading Contemporary artists, showcasing art jewels from the Unicorn Vault, artists represented over the years and Masters never before shown in Pakistan.

Amongst the highlights of the REVERBERATION exhibition are:

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Jean Claude Novaro is the incomparable ‘King of Glass’ his guest list is the international celebrities of the world. His choicest glass sculptures are exhibited and offered for sale, a rare opportunity! This is his first posthumous exhibition.

Senaka Senanayake is a living master artist from Sri Lanka, his works are stunning depictions of rain forests and all natural species in their original habitats

Click here to download Unicorn Gallery Reverberations press release

UNICORN GALLERY Address: 32 B-2, Main Gulberg, Lahore, Pakistan. For more information call 03008260580 or visit www.unicorngalleryblog.com