Portraits of students go on display

APP54-11 ISLAMABAD: December 11 – DG PNCA Jamal Shah cutting the ribbon to inaugurate portraiture and expressionism workshop cum exhibition at Pakistan National Council of Arts. APP photo by Irshad Sheikh

ISLAMABAD, Dec 11 (APP):The National Art Gallery of Pakistan National Council of the Arts (PNCA) displayed the works of as many as 15 students in the medium of oil on canvas here Tuesday to encourage the emerging talent in the field of fine arts.

The students created the work during the Portraiture and Expressionism Workshops that were organized by PNCA in
July-August, 2018 conducted by Amina Art Ansari.
It was open for beginners and advance level students with no art background or age limit. The students have created commendable work under the guidance of Amina Ansari. Around 50 paintings were displayed for public to support and appreciate
the emerging artist as well as to explore the hidden talent of the amateur artists.
The participants were also awarded participation certificates by Director General PNCA, Jamal Shah and Director Visual
Art Department Amna Ismail Pataudi. The exhibition will continue till Dec 13.
Speaking on the occasion, Jamal Shah said the workshop was a fruitful experience for the young and budding minds and
PNCA will arrange more events of such nature in future. “Creativity has no boundaries and creativity combined with art can
produce positive results,” he added.
During the workshop of portraiture, traditional and contemporary techniques were incorporated into projects. Each student completed the course with a wide range of rendering techniques and gained a historical awareness of artists who have worked
in this manner. Honing individual style was encouraged as well as creating self-portraits.
While in the category of expressionism, the participants took expressionism as an artistic style in which the artist seeks to
depict not objective reality but rather the subjective emotions and responses that object and events arouse with the person.
Students accomplished this aim through distortion, exaggeration, primitivism, and fantasy and through the vivid, jarring,
violent, or dynamic application of formal elements. The Artist demonstrated that how they tune from negative to positive emotion
as Art Therapy and by educating Psychology of Colors.
A British Asian artist, Amina Asari’s works are placed at Buckingham Palace and she likes to bridge the gap between East
and West in Art.
Her artwork takes a critical view of personalities, social justice and cultural issues in human figures on canvases. Having engaged subjects as diverse as the impressionism yet realism and freestyle movement, to absorb all the influence that the West
and East has to offer, her work reproduces familiar visual signs, arranging them into new conceptually layered pigments in oils and
dry pastels outlining.