Huge solo art exhibition coming to Dubai International Art Centre

See 40 pieces by this celebrated Indian artist

Huge solo art exhibition coming to Dubai International Art Centre
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In a city as fast-paced as, Dubai sometimes you just want to take it back to basics, and what better way to take a breather than while perusing some beautiful art?

Back to Basics is a collection of 40 intricately detailed sketches, scenic landscapes and alluring portraits by Indian artist Sadaqat Pervaiz, and it’s being shown at Dubai’s Gallery 76 at Dubai International Art Centre from Saturday June 22 until Saturday June 29.

Sadaqat was born in Wazirabad, Punjab in 1956 and his passion for the arts led him to enrol in the National College of Arts in Lahore.

His first job was as a cartoonist in 1979 at a daily newspaper in Islamabad. Later he joined MIDAS Advertising in Lahore, and took charge of the Art Department, where he dedicated himself to a number of national level projects.

In 1991, he moved to the UAE, and soon joined Expo Centre Sharjah, where he worked as the Art Director for 18 years.

“I had always been interested in drawing and painting; sketching, making people’s portraits, and creating landscapes was like second nature to me," said Sadaqat.

“When I am painting or drawing, I do not think about the type of medium I have before me or the type of stationary in my hand. It could be a pencil, a ballpoint pen, or even a paintbrush, but to me it does not make a difference.

“What matters is capturing the image that has caught my attention. At times the urge to draw something is so strong that I just grab whatever is closest to me and start sketching.”

We can’t wait to see the results.
Free. Sat Jun 22-Sat Jun 29, 7pm. Dubai International Art Centre, Jumeirah (04 344 4398).

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