Sadequain: A Living Legend in the Works of Shazly khan
Sadequain Ahmed Naqvi, a multitalented and versatile artist, is thought to be responsible for the renaissance of Islamic calligraphy in Pakistan. His dynamic and bold use of color makes his paintings distinctive from others. His impressive and forceful use of symbolism and metaphoric gestures has inspired many art lovers. Shazly khan, a young Pakistani artist, seemed to be much inspired by Sadequains’ style.
Shazly khan is an emerging artist, recently settled in Karachi, had spent many years abroad. Her focus is on the human forms, symbols, textures and designs by manipulating everyday occurrences, subconscious desires and issues related to life. Shazly has used the power of each of these visual elements to spread her message of peace through her colorfully symbolic works. She is amongst few artists who are keen to promote the welfare of children. Recently she has designed the cover page of a magazine “Tasteer”.
Her favorite medium to work is acrylic on board and canvas by incorporating several materials and techniques. She loves to play with bold strikes.
Shazlys’ bold strikes are such a pleasure to view. One can easily notice the strong impact of Sadequains’ style in Shazlys’ work. Sadequains’ cactus series, sun series, mystic figuration series and cobwebs series can be seen in Shazlys’ paintings. In her painting “My Sun”, she has employed Sadqeuains’ mystic figure series and sun series. Her use of immense deep color is seemed to be greatly inspired by Sadequains’ work. Splashes of green, orange, ochre and red dominate her paintings. Sadequains’ main theme behind his work, search for inner peace, can be seen in Shazlys’ work.
Her painting “I Dream, I Can, I will” is Sadequains’ depiction of cactus series. Shazlys’ work is impressive. One can easily get absorbed in her master pieces.