ISLAMABAD, Sep 22 (APP): Ambassador of Austria in Pakistan Dr Brigitta Blaha inaugurated the exhibition of photographic works of internationally acclaimed art photographer Sami ur Rahman at the COMSATS Art Gallery.
The curator of the COMSATS Art Gallery (CAG), Farrah Mahmood, informed that the exhibition titled, ‘Eye Of The Beholder,’ comprises 42 selected art works that will remain on display till September 30, a press release issued here on Thursday said.
Addressing art exhibition, Dr Blaha said she was very happy to visit the university’s vibrant art gallery and engage with the community to promote cultural activities and recalled being here a couple of months earlier as well and praised Institute of Information Technology (CIIT) for providing this forum to local artists.
Dr. S. M. Junaid Zaidi, Rector CIIT, said he has always
encouraged artists in their “search for beauty and truth” and provided them a platform in the form of COMSATS Art Gallery, which focuses on a variety of visual art forms of professional artists, designers and architects, including; paintings, Islamic art, calligraphy, miniature paintings, origami, photography, graphic, installations, sculptures and architectural projects.
The gallery has been building bridges between Pakistan and
various nations through a number of collaborations with embassies and other art galleries, both local as well as international.
The collection on display highlights Sami ur Rahman’s keenness of ‘discovering something interesting from an ordinary place’ along with the attention paid to light and shade detail.
A majority of the photographs were taken in various cities of
Pakistan and the rest in India, Italy and Turkey.
The canvas of Sami’s art is wide ranging in the subjects he
chooses to capture. His striking pictorial images portray different times, moods, emotions, seasons and colors.
Sami ur Rahman, a retired DIG (Police), is a self taught
photo artist. He was a recipient of the President’s Award for ‘Pride of Performance’ for Art Photography (2003) and has won over 130 International Awards.
He was also declared as one of the ‘Top 25 Exhibitors of the
World’ by the Photographic Society of America.
He is the President of the Photographic Art Society of
Pakistan since 1990 and has also taught the craft as well as acted as a Judge for several national and international exhibitions.
The exhibition photographs, which are also on sale at very
reasonable prices, will continue till September 30 from 10:00 am till 06:00pm daily.