Muscat: Eight artists from Pakistan have each donated one painting which will be sold at an auction, with proceeds going to the Oman Autism Society.
The masterpieces are currently on display at the Oman Fine Arts Society’s Spectrum exhibition.
Dr. Shahnaz Wasti, one of the event’s organisers, told the Times of Oman, “The objectives are twofold: first, to introduce the excellent work of Pakistani artist to Omani art lovers and, secondly, to support the Oman Autism Society.”
“The exhibition is the work of many people. I’d like to thank all those who have helped us, because it has been a total of four months of hard work by our team to bring this to Muscat. They are Mehdi Malik, Sahar Malik, Sana Malik, Roma Nabeel, and Mehvish Anwar.”
She added, “Eight artists have donated paintings for a silent auction to raise funds for the Oman Autism Society.”
Sahir Malik, a member of the organising committee, added, “Our aim is to bridge the gap between Oman and Pakistan culturally, because art is something that doesn’t need a language to understand.”
“So we created the exhibition to display the work from Pakistan. And we have a lot of variety, with calligraphy, landscapes, and miniatures, as well. So, it all gives you an insight into Pakistani artists, how they view life, the obstacles they face and how they portray that in their work.”
The exhibition is open until April 12, with 21 artists on display. Viewers will also have a chance to catch a glimpse of the inspirations behind each work.
Each painting displayed is also up for auction. The list of painters on hand include Abid Khan, K. Mehmood, B. Qullander, and Hussain Chandio.