Art exhibition held at Sargodha University

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Sargodha: The Institute of Art and Design Sargodha University Tuesday organized an art exhibition under the theme of “Reflection of Life” showcasing the work of a renowned artist Muhammad Javed. A solo work was displayed at Zubaida Agha Art Gallery of the University.

Muhammad Javed is a recipient of First Annual Distinguished Artist Award from MIT, USA, in 1989 and has nine solo shows at his credit held in country and abroad. Recently a book “Relevance in the Art: Fine Art Masters of 21st Century” by K Heinz Player has been published in German Language, in which thirty nine artists have been covered and Muhammad Javed is one of them from Pakistan.

About thirty two oil paintings, six calligraphic paintings and six charcoal drawings of Muhammad Javed were hung on the walls. The artwork exhibited was representative of realities of life developed through process of creating interesting forms, building strong composition by dividing space, delineating objects and manipulating the canvas with great skill.

The Vice Chancellor Sargodha University Dr Ishtiaq Ahmad inaugurated the exhibition while number of faculty, staff, students and art lovers were present at the moment.

Addressing the occasion, Dr Ishtiaq Ahmad said that Javed’s style of expression is distinctive and intriguing. He has captured and painted social and cultural issues including other subjects in beautiful manner.

“My artwork focused on the subject matter and the story, which attracts the eye and creates a special environment to see and discuss things, happen around in daily life” said Muhammad Javed.

In-charge Institute of Art and Design Ahmad Faraz said that Mr Javed’s oil paintings provide us yet another technique and his style of expression is unusual and intriguing. “He likes to paint social and cultural issues and his work has a significant role in the field of art. The present exhibition reveals his multiple moods and concerns. His cityscapes are well-studied and built; crowded with mundane, everyday movement and multiple activities” Faraz expressed.

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