ISLAMABAD: A retrospective exhibition showcasing artworks by the late artist Mansur Aye will go on display at Gallery6 on February 13.
The exhibition titled “Mansur Aye – A Retrospective of five decades” will showcase 50 of Aye’s art pieces to honour the late artist. The artworks in this exhibition have been made in different mediums, including pencil drawings, brush drawing, chemical drawings, water colour, mixed media, acrylic and oil paints.
Mansur Aye passed away in April of 2008. The artist became famous for his moon-faced girls in different guises and sizes, and the spontaneous movements of his brush strokes that continued to create and reflect their moods.
These were enhanced by the application techniques of the colour dominated with linear gestural movements. This distinctive signature work shows strength of artist’s inventiveness and chromatic sensitivity. According to the curator of the gallery, this is the first retrospective exhibition after his death that brings together his work spanning over 46 years of his professional life from 1962 to 2008. Besides moon-faced girls, the show also includes still life, work on men musicians and human figure, which has not been displayed before.
These works are to be enjoyed for the vibrant colours, melting tones, moods and gestures they present with marvellous simplicity, he added. “Since he did not charge exorbitantly for his art, the paintings are not expensive,” he stated. The prices of some of these artworks will be as low as Rs 20,000 and will go up to Rs 0.3 million, he said. The exhibition will continue till February 24, including Sundays.
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