On Tuesday, The Arts Council of Pakistan, Karachi organized an event to celebrate the achievements of Masood A.Khan. The esteemed painter has recently won an ‘Honour award’ at the Haegeumgang Theme Museum in South Korea.

Khan, whose works have been showcased around the world, was born in 1959 in Kushtia, a small village in Bangladesh. He studied English and Economics and obtained a certificate at the Mashkoor School of Art.

He went on to win first prize at Italy’s Biennale of Chianciano, an international art festival – and works primarily with ink, charcoal, acrylic and silk paint on wasli.


His works combine realism with modernism. On Koel Gallery’s website, Khan talks about how he likes to “peel off” the layers to get at the heart of reality. “I have externalized my outrage at the hypocrisy-religious, social, economics-that cloaks and disguises our true intentions…my search is new possibilities in realism.”

Eminent writer Anwar Maqsood, who was present there as chief guest praised Khan’s work. “From every picture emerges a musical note,” he said. “Khan employs colours with love and humanness. His paintings with a single stroke can also tell you what lies behind the [painted] wall.”

Speaking on the occasion the council’s president Ahmed Shah said it’s an honour for the Arts Council that a faculty member [Khan] of its art school has won an award.

From : pk.mashable.com

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