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March 21, 2020

‘Simplicity Defined’ to open at Nomad today

Islamabad

March 21, 2020

Islamabad : An exhibition of paintings by Ali Sajid will be inaugurated at Nomad Gallery today (Saturday) at 4:30p.m. However, in view of the Covid - 19 situation in the country it is important for people to socially distance themselves, therefore this exhibition titled, 'Simplicity Defined' will not have a formal opening event and it will be an ‘open house’ affair.

Ali says, “Within the space of a square frame I try to build the world of landscapes and cityscapes, that are the celebrations and cheerfulness of history and beauty of a city, reflecting the spirits of its time, before painting it is a part of my process to study the ruins and to recreate them on my paper, I do not capture the image as it is with my brush and colourful strokes, but give a society a life once more. I work hard to develop paintings that can speak both, to me and to others about the beauty that exists.”

Born in Peshawar, Pakistan, Ali Sajid holds a master degree in painting, advanced courses in painting and sketching from Singapore and Tokyo Japan. Ali has worked as a creative director in Singapore, as urban Sketcher in Tokyo, Assistant professor at City University of Science and Information technology Peshawar, he has exhibited his work globally including Tokyo Japan, India, Italy, Dubai, Canada, Hong Kong, Albania and all over Pakistan. He won several International Awards including Daniel Smith Award at Fabraino Italy (2016), held 1st position in International Watercolour Festival Dubai, UAE (2017), Landscape Artist Award Albania and Global Association of watercolour artist Award Canada (2018) and also national awards including ‘Living Human Treasure Award’ by government of KPK; ‘National Heroes of Peshawar’ by government of KPK, SS Hyder and Gulgee awards; Juried IWS Arab Nation Contest; IWS Turkey water colour contest and Pakistan 1st International water colour contest. His paintings enrich art collections all over the world including the office of UNESCO, UNCHR, Fabraino Museum Italy; at 11 Corps headquarters and also in the Chief Ministers house, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.