Lot of love between art community of Pak and India: Pakistani gallerist

By Sukant Singh

New Delhi, Jan.28 (ANI): I dream my painting and I paint my dream, someone has rightly said and yes for this Pakistani gallerist, there has always been a lot of love between the art community of Pakistan and the art community of India.

Sanam Taseer, who is representing Taseer Art Gallery, Lahore at India Art Fair here while speaking to ANI said although she faced difficulty in getting a visa but the art displayed here completely resonates with India specially Delhiites.

“There has always been a lot of love between the art community of Pakistan and the art community of India. I really hope that in future both government consider granting artists special visa, because you cannot grow as an artist unless there is a dialogue with people of your region. I have shown art in Paris, New York but the way people understand and feel the art here is the same as in Pakistan. The art displayed here completely resonates with India specially Delhiites,” Sanam Taseer told ANI.

“The art focuses on the city of Lahore and Artist Farida Batool is focussing on the walls, since Lahore is called the wall city. Artist Saba Khan talks about the social aspects and Mohsin and Humaira shows the culture of Lahore,” Taseer added.

Another gallerist Dr. Dina Bangdel who is representing Nepal Art Coucil at the IAF said she is delighted to bring the seven best art work from Nepal.

Nepali artist Samundra while speaking to ANI said: “One of my art has depicted a colourful Buddha which means that life should be colourful like the painting.”

India Art Fair (IAF) currently held at NSIC ground in Okhla here, in its current 8th edition has put the focus on art and artists from South Asia notably Bangladesh, Pakistan, Nepal and Sri Lanka besides India.

Entry tickets to the event, which opens to the public on Friday, are priced at Rs 499 each with discounts being offered for students.(ANI)

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