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IslamabadAn exhibition of exquisite artwork by Zia Zaidi and Usman Khalid is currently underway at Nomad Art Gallery.“My latest exhibition is about my metal, glass, wood and paint experiments, which I do more and more at times to explore further possibilities and enjoy the process. It helps me shape out

By our correspondents
March 25, 2015
Islamabad
An exhibition of exquisite artwork by Zia Zaidi and Usman Khalid is currently underway at Nomad Art Gallery.
“My latest exhibition is about my metal, glass, wood and paint experiments, which I do more and more at times to explore further possibilities and enjoy the process. It helps me shape out big mural challenges as an artist and muralist .I love it,” said Zia Zaidi, about his work.
Zia is an artist and a muralist who graduated from the National Collage of Arts (NCA), Lahore, in 1988. He has won the Hyder Award (Pakistan) twice. As an illustrator and writer, he has worked with JICA in Pakistan, under the tutelage of Mr. Tajima (advisor to Japan’s Prime Minister) in paper making to support juveniles and marginalised children in Adiala Jail in Rawalpindi. Besides, he has worked as project manager and interior designer of several leading projects.
Usman Khalid is member of the British Association of Modern Mosaic. He has received formal training in the United Kingdom from the world renowned French mosaic artist Nathalie Vin and his work has been exhibited both in the UK and Pakistan.
Usman works with marble, natural stone, vitreous, stained iridescent and phosphorescent glass, semi-precious stones and gemstones. His scope of work includes craftwork, installations, signboards, back splashes, pathways, and multi-dimensional art. His current show offers exquisite mosaic pieces.
To Usman, the process of mosaic making is most cathartic; the struggle of working with a limited palette of varying densities to produce artistic fluidity holds the challenge of moulding the medium to display his self-consuming need for expression. The end result tells his very personal rendition of the most complex aspects of life etched in stone and glass.
The exhibition will continue till March 31.