By Rafiq Vayani
KARACHI: ARTCITI Gallery is organizing an exclusive exhibition of paintings on Untamed, Raw Beauty by Iqbal Durrani will be start from 21st till 24th March 2019 at ARTCITI Gallery, 2nd Floor, Plot # 36-C, Bukhari Commercial Lane-13, Khayaban-e-Shujaat, Phase-VI, DHA, Karachi.
Expression of my responsiveness to complex human behavior and raw desires has always been a challenging undertaking. Though it all starts with a challenge, but soon it becomes a pleasurable journey on the road of ecstasy. Every moment the painting draws closer to its end it sends off a signal to explore yet another possible point of culmination. Ultimately I find myself completely fulfilled, replete with the goodness of earnest expression – a rewarding outcome of delightful and adventurous knife work on canvas! Serious painting is an activity that engages the soul with the spiritual configuration of life. Women, birds and flowers I believe, are all elements of life that bear semblance in characteristic and beauty which is hard to ignore. Given their unmistakable inspiration, I continued to explore possibilities of arrangement of these elements on canvas.
I interweave seductive intimacies within my subjects, thus, radiating a mysterious temptation and lure. A gradual absorption of my painting engages the viewer’s intellect almost involuntarily and initiates a subtle stimulus that momentarily transports the viewer to another time and dimension. It is a brief but reminiscent meeting with my world of loveable characters that rather relate to the viewers own profile.
ARTCITI Gallery is an online art gallery that has grown exponentially in the last few years! We are making strides to open a window to the world for talent possessed by very gifted artists of Pakistan. We have a wide collection of more than 2,400 art pieces from over 340 artists from all over Pakistan. No other gallery in Pakistan carries such a comprehensive collection. We deliver art pieces across the world, both framed and unframed. Through hosting a vast array of original artwork and providing a choice between various styles and artists, we are proud to cater to all palates and preferences.