Serena hotels’ initiative satrang gallery to promote artists



ISLAMABAD, NOV 10 – Satrang Gallery and Serene Arts is an initiative of Serena Hotels which is dedicated to supporting and promoting the artists and artisans of Pakistan.

Asma Rashid Khan, Founder Director Satrang Gallery said, ‘Satrang Gallery is delighted to exhibit “Silver Lining” by Rahim Baloch. Rahim’s exceptionally detailed vivid blue miniature paintings reveal layers of intricate workmanship reflecting the multiple layers of meaning visible in his work. The artist uses specific natural motifs, repeated symbols and colours to portray contrasting human emotions of love and solitude, as well as bitter histories and intertwined narratives’. “ Focusing on the human state of being, and man’s mind. Rahim’s artwork expresses sociopolitical messages for change, within his delicate, detailed artwork”, she added.

Artist Rahim Baloch said, “I use the colours, activities and wonders of nature to express human ideas of love, longing and desire intermixed with solitude, loneliness and nostalgia. My work revolves around being involved and lost in stance; A state of mind where words are worth nothing anymore. The point where this condition rejuvenates one’s self. It merely separates one from all the painful factors without escaping from the reality. A journey which starts from the vacuum and ends at filling about blankness”.

Explaining his artistic work he added, “my entire work shows this transformation in which I create something which itself is a vacuum and it converts this nothingness into something meaningful and concrete. For instance, if we look at something with concentration we start noticing different images and patterns in it. The design merges into a filling, making an attempt to give a meaningful image to the void in which it exists. It is very similar to when we look at clouds and see different forms and shapes in them. In a similar manner, I see all those things which cause the emptiness and vacuum in my life. From that point onwards, this practice pacifies me and becomes a source of calm and solace. With the realization that I can no longer refute my feelings and emotions, I give them form, shape and a face in my work”. Rahim Baloch is a visual artist, graduated from the National College of Arts, Lahore with a B.FA focusing in the miniature department. He graduated with a Distinction and with the best miniature award. Baloch is from Baluchistan and his work is a reflection of his experiences having grown up there.