Framing Service

Soraya Sikander

Soraya has been extensively painting nature, for which she deeply cares. If for you Mother Nature is the source of life, you will find in Soraya’s work a mindful representation of this notion, with impeccable use of colors, light and texture.

Natural life always prevails, she says, and so instead of depicting terrorism and death, both pervasive in her country - Pakistan, Soraya chose to pay tribute to nature instead. Impressionist still life of flowers or trees are thus among her favorite subjects, along with for example immaculate gardens, wild cliffs. . . Show More >

Soraya has been extensively painting nature, for which she deeply cares. If for you Mother Nature is the source of life, you will find in Soraya’s work a mindful representation of this notion, with impeccable use of colors, light and texture.

Natural life always prevails, she says, and so instead of depicting terrorism and death, both pervasive in her country - Pakistan, Soraya chose to pay tribute to nature instead. Impressionist still life of flowers or trees are thus among her favorite subjects, along with for example immaculate gardens, wild cliffs or remote locations where nature flourishes. “While we all come with an expiry date, nature does not”, she says, “which gives it a spiritual dimension.”

Beside representing nature, Soraya regularly takes on subjects related to our life and society, such as the 2008 global economic downturn. At this occasion she created in 2009 a piece called “The Story of Recession” which depicts the relationship between Adam Smith and the difficulties faced by individuals at that time.

Soraya studied art at the London Atelier of Representational Art, and before that the Slade Summer School, UCL, London, and the Beaconhouse National University, Lahore. Selected exhibitions include:

  • Jan 2014: Solo, ‘In, At and Around’ Alhamra Art Gallery, Lahore Arts Council
  • Aug 2013: Group, ‘Awaaz Baldia Inferno’ Arts Council of Pakistan, Karachi
  • Jan 2013: Solo, ‘In, At and Around- exploring urban space’ Unicorn Gallery, Karachi
  • Jun 2010: Solo, ‘An Ode to Nature’ Grand Trunk Road Art Gallery, Singapore
  • Feb 2010: Solo, ‘A Floral Symphony’ Unicorn Gallery, Karachi
  • Oct 2009: Group, ‘A meeting of minds’ National Art Gallery Bangladesh, Dhaka Museum
  • Aug 2009: Group ‘Recession’ Unicorn Gallery, Karachi

< Show Less