Code : AKH0403 Size : 15″ x 21″

Code : AKH0403 Size : 15″ x 21″

Code : AKH0403 Size : 15″ x 21″

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Arif Khan

Arif Khan is widely respected art teacher, an established calligrapher and a remotely known portrait painter from Pakistan. With many solo and group participations art exhibitions in Pakistan and abroad, he is working for more than two decades. One of Arif Khan’s major contributions is training and inspiring a young lot of calligraphers and calligraphy artists.Read More

With a sound command on blending and articulating various styles of calligraphy Arif Khan creates innovative compositions. The visual textures created by calligraphic strokes dominate his works.

Arif Khan usually built them gradually, employing thin layers of acrylic paint, inks, gold and silver leaf on low textured paper. Working with sensibility of a creative designer he always dare and make a good use of negative spaces to enhance the visual impact. Arif Khan’s recent works reflects a transformation from traditional calligraphy to simplified flowing lines which carries a rhythm and spontaneity of Zen Artists.

Qualifications
1992 M.F.A Master of Fine Arts in Graphic Design
College of Art & design CAD, University of the Punjab, Lahore

Career & Awards
Merit Award from Punjab Artist Association.
Second Prize in “International Calligraphy Exhibition & Competition” Lahore, Pakistan
1st Prize in Poster Contest entitled “Heroine is a Curse”
Silver Medal in a Poster Contest entitled “Children Want Peace”
Second Prize in Poster Contest entitled “Pakistan Akhbar Ka Sahafat Mai Aik Saal”
Consolation Award in International Calligraphy Exhibition held in Iran
First position in the portrait contest for “Saleh Iqbal”
Third position in the portrait contest entitled, Quaid e Azam in National Dress.

Exhibitions
2012 Calligraphic Paintings at Ze’Grill The Art Café, Lahore.
2011 Calligraphic Paintings at Anna Molka Art Gallery, College of Art and Design University of the Punjab.
2010 Calligraphic Paintings at Nairang Art Gallery Lahore.
2009 Calligraphic Paintings at Nomad Art Gallery Islamabad.
2006 Calligraphic Paintings at Ejaz Art Gallery Lahore.

Group Shows:
2006 Euphonic Pallets. Exhibition of Indian and Pakistani painters. New Delhi, India.
2006 Euphonic Pallets. Exhibition of Indian and Pakistani painters. Bombay, India.
2008 Group Show of Pakistani painters at “Miraj Art Gallery” London.
2013 Annual exhibition of paintings and sculpture organized by Punjab Artist’s Association at Alhamra Art Gallery Lahore.
2012 International Exhibition of Calligraphy entitled “Sarir-e-Khama” at College of Art and Design, University of the Punjab Lahore.
2012 Group Show of Paintings at Abida Parveen Art Gallery, Lahore,.
2012 Group Show of calligraphy at Alhamra Art Gallery Lahore organized by Ghazali Foundation and NCA.
2012 Group Show of Paintings at Minhas Art Gallery, Lahore.
2012 Group Show of calligraphy at Coopera Art Gallery, Lahore.
2012 Group Show of calligraphy entitled “Qat” at Ejaz Art Gallery, Lahore.
2012 Group Show of calligraphy at Satrang Art Gallery, Islamabad.
2012 Participation in Annual Exhibition of Paintings organized by “Artists Association of Punjab”, at Alhamra Art Gallery, Lahore.
2012 Participation in the Annual Calligraphic Exhibition organized by “Punjab Council of the Arts” at Alhamra Art Gallery Lahore.
2011 Group Show of Paintings at Vogue Art Gallery Allama Iqbal International Airport Lahore.
2011 Participation in Annual Exhibition of Paintings organized by “Artists Association of Punjab”, at Alhamra Art Gallery, Lahore.
2011 Participation in the Annual Calligraphic Exhibition organized by “Punjab Council of the Arts” at Alhamra Art Gallery Lahore.
2010 Participated in a Group Show entitled “Art for Life” organized by College of Art and Design PU at Alhamra Art Gallery Lahore.
2010 Group Show of Paintings at Vogue Art Gallery M.M Alam Road Lahore.
2010 Group Show of Paintings at Oyster Art Gallery Lahore.
2010 Participation in Annual Exhibition of Paintings organized by “Artists Association of 2010 Punjab”, at Alhamra Art Gallery, Lahore.
2010 Participation in the Annual Calligraphic Exhibition organized by “Punjab Council of the Arts” at Alhamra Art Gallery Lahore.
2009 Group Show of Calligraphic Paintings at “Art Scene Gallery, Karachi.
Participated in All Annual Exhibition of Paintings organized by “Artists Association of Punjab”.
2009 Calligraphic Paintings Exhibition organized by “Punjab Council of the Arts”.
2009 Exhibition entitled DIMENSIONS, Faculty of University College of Art & Design at “Anna Molka Art Gallery”.
2009 Travelling Exhibition organized by “Punjab Council of the Arts”.
2009 Opening Show Exhibition of REVIVOR’s Galleria.
2009 National Exhibition of Calligraphy at “National Art Gallery” Islamabad.
2009 Group Show of Paintings at “Coopera Art Gallery.
2008 Travelling Exhibition organized by “Punjab Council of the Arts”.
Participated in All Annual Calligraphic Exhibitions organized by “Punjab Council of the Arts”.
2008 National Exhibition of Calligraphy at Gujranwala.
2008 Exhibition entitled Colors of Peace (Visual Arts Exhibition) organized by “Alaap”.
2008 Opening Show Exhibition of “Ocean Art Gallery” Karachi.
2008 Qat. Group Show of Calligraphic Paintings at “Ejaz Art Gallery”.
2008 Exhibition entitled A Tribute to Lahore organized by “Pakistan National Council of the Arts”.
2007 Opening Show Exhibition of Hamail Art Gallery.
2007 Exhibition entitled Lahore Art Scene at “Art Scene Gallery” Karachi.
2007 5th PCG International Calligraphy & Calligraphic Art Exhibition at “Alhamra Art Gallery”.
2007 9th National Show organized by “Artists Association of Punjab”.
2006 8th National Show organized by “Artists Association of Punjab”.
2005 7th National Show organized by “Artists Association of Punjab”.
2005 National Calligraphic Exhibition organized by Ghazali Education Trust at “Alhamra Art Gallery”.
2005 Exhibition entitled Art for a Noble Cause at “Ejaz Art Gallery”.
2004 4th PCG International Calligraphy & Calligraphic Art Exhibition at “Alhamra Art Gallery”.
2004 Opening Show Exhibition of “Ejaz Art Gallery” Lahore

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Vertical

Size

Small

15″ x 21″

Oil on Paper


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