Canvas connotations

Jaipur, Oct 9 : Can beliefs and philosophical connotations be depicted on canvas?
Hard but eminent artists, Shabbir Hasan Quazi and Nikhat Tasneem Quazi have done just that with their elegant brush strokes and beautiful colours.

In the midst of festive season, Pink City also saw the inauguration of painting exhibition titled Sense Essence at the Sukriti Art Gallery in city’s iconic cultural centre, Jawahar Kala Kendra.



The exhibition was inaugurated by Om Thanvi, Vice-Chancellor of Haridev Joshi University of Journalism and Mass Communication. Eminent artist Himmat Shah was present as the guest of honour.

The artist duo have generously used color and have brought to life emotions, beliefs and philosophical connotations on the canvases, making it easier for the art lovers to align with thoughts and feelings of the painters.

Shabbir Hasan is one among the firsts to use acrylic paint in his paintings, has been doing his artwork with monochromes for long time. This time he has come up with vibrant and beautiful colours creating abstract mysticism with shades of Sufism, vedantic philosophy and nature.

Nikhat Tasneen, on other hand, complements her husband with abstract landscape and captures different dimensions of life.
Colourful canvases have given space to flags symbolising continuity to move forward.

The paintings have beautifully amalgamated elements, texture and line. They have created a visual illusion focussing on tonal variations and have artistically played with space.

Shabbir Hassan has been associated with renowned artist M F Hussain, F N Suja and many others. He has served as Head of Department and Dean in Rajasthan University and has been making valuable contributions in the field of arts.

The main exhibition will be held at the Jehangir Art Gallery in Mumbai from Oct 15 to 21.

By Iram Tasleem

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