The recently held exhibition of Seemab Tariq at Artscene Gallery was a delight for art lovers.
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The inspiring collection of abstract paintings was beautifully engrossing. This is a collection which dramatically draws upon the artist’s personal examination of his own self and his relationship with the universe around him. Seemab has achieved a vividly imaginative with unique use of colours in a striking manner. These are bold and colourful pieces over-flowing with life and energy, reflecting the artist’s own view of life.
Serenely beautiful combinations of colour ease the mind and take you into another world where there is a certain calmness and vulnerability. Strong calligraphic lines lead you in into riots of colour and take you on a journey of your imagination.
Painting flower vases, landscapes and mostly abstract art, Seemab has vividly depicted the true colours of life. Using a calligraphic technique, the artist has tried to convey a message through the mesh of colours that seem to be the primary means for sparking the dialogue.
In his paintings, the shape of things become significant, in which flat forms sprouts into exaggerated features that suggest nature as an element including trees, fountains, rivers and fire. The imagery of Seemab is essentially abstract with ambiguous meaning and stolid shapes.
All the styles of abstract painting, the geometry patterns, gestures and strokes suggest a sense of hidden meaning that relates to artist’s visual appeal.
Born in 1980, Seemab holds a BFA M in Painting from the Indus Valley School of Arts and Architecture, Karachi and an MFA Traditional Arts of Islamic Calligraphy from the National College of Arts, Lahore.
Seemab has participated in numerous exhibitions in Pakistan and Dubai. He currently lives and works in Karachi.