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January 7, 2020

Fine arts may promote positive mindset in society, says First Lady


January 7, 2020

Islamabad:First lady Samina Alvi inaugurated a photo exhibition of impressionist artist Nusratji at the Pakistan National Council of Arts here.

The event titled 'Defining Moments' displayed more than 60 oil canvas paintings in two galleries. It is the artist's first solo exhibition at the PNCA in the last 15 years. The first lady praised the unusual impressionistic style of Nusratji and congratulated the PNCA's visual art team for introducing the artist's works to the local residents.

Nusratji, who belongs to the 'Post Impressionist School' and has art experience of more than 40 years, paints on two-dimensional surface to create three-dimensional effects in oils with palette knife through her impressionistic style.

Her paintings are all wrapped up in a strong cultural ethos, where human emotions mingle with an imaginative world of power and interaction between strokes and projections. Nusratji constructs various elements like mist, haze, wind, fire, speed, action, power and movement and captures a moment where the light gives each of them a singular quality.

She assembles those elements filtering through memory and experience using colour and tone, flatness and depth, underpinned by an elusive linear structure. Her works are mostly figurative though she captures multiple subjects and heritage of Pakistan.

The artist has painted horses with great interest painting in the impressionistic technique the artist has effectively captured the element of speed and swiftness in her series on horses in action.

Her close observation and detailed study of abstract elements is evident from her bold use of colours and stokes. Nusratji's works are an invitation to open communication with her perception and viewers ability to grasp. Being a painter perhaps, she stands first in painting horses.

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