Studio Seven Gallery organised a unique exhibition featuring Pakistani artist Abdul Rahim recently. Payam feature nearly 19 works by Raheem, including his highly deemed calligraphic wooden sculptures as well as painting. At Studio Seven Art Gallery, we aim to introduce diverse artists. Our goal is twofold: to be a space to introduce the work of emerging artists and to celebrate the work of established artists.
Abdul Raheem was born in Gilgit-Baltistan. He earned BFA degree in Miniature back in 2006, from National College of Arts (NCA). His career as a miniature artist commenced from Karachi. Raheem began teaching Sculpture at Central Institute for Arts and Crafts, where he also taught Miniature. In 2011, he started working at Karakoram International University on a post of Artist Parallel.
Raheem believes that the universe is a miraculous creation of God. And the existence of man in this universe is like a particle of sand from the banks of oceans. Through his work, he creates a dialogue. His paintings refer to the concept of devotion by incorporating alphabets. An alphabet is a single character in a word, insignificant or less meaningful, however, as it devotes itself to the union with other characters and forms meaningful words. He uses earthy materials like wood and stones because of its organic nature. The whole concept of working with organic medium is to experience and explore life and the existence of the universe.