KANWAL ZAFAR
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Kanwal Zafar

It all started when... she prevented the Reason to corrupt her Intuition!

Kanwal Zafar is a Contemporary Visual Artist. She says, “Little that I learnt during my art studies at the University. The Universe inside and the Creation around have taught me things I needed to know.”

She’s been receptive to the powerful energy that colours emit. Inspired from old masters to modern painters, she likes to make use of colour movement in a bold way so that paintings should resonate with energy and emotion and bridge the conceptual with abstract expressionism.

Kanwal worked on various themes and experimented different surfaces with a variety of mediums but somehow could not build a series. It was time to retreat from all outer influences, paintings slowed down, zero social networking.. there she tapped into the unrealised potential and reflection started unlocking into expression.

Out from that meditative state, spreading some good energies through her art was due. She believes she may have discovered an expression that is been close to her heart since always and now has found its way out.

Good art flows from the heart and soul of the artist and with eye and hand coordination it is coming out to play, bringing forth LIFE that can be sensed. This form of expression is what Kanwal aspires to achieve.

Profile

I am a Contemporary Visual Artist and like to serve humanity through the good energy of certain colours condensed and composed on canvas in a specific manner in order to harness and release spiritual healing, positivity and create balance. Through my art technique I am doing a consistent research of how effectively we can interact with good energies that bring about peace & harmony in our surroundings. 

 

Exhibitions

APR '18 ~ World Art Dubai, UAE

OCT ’17 ~ PALAZZO VELLI EXPO, ROME

OCT ’17 ~ ART EGO CULTURE CENTER, KIEV

SEP ’17 ~ GALLERY 6, ISLAMABAD

MAY ’17 ~ PAKISTAN NATIONAL COUNCIL OF THE ARTS, ISLAMABAD

2014 ~ BULGARI HOTEL, LONDON

2013 ~ CENTRO CULTURAL DE BELÉM, LISBON

2013 ~ OZU CULTURAL CENTRE, ITALY

2013 ~ ARSH ART GALLERY, DUBAI

2013 ~ OLGA SANTOS GALERIA, PORTO

2012 ~ HOTEL DO CHIADO, LISBON

2012 ~ GALLERY LOUVRE PAKISTAN, ISLAMABAD

2012 ~ THE PEACE PROJECT, CALIFORNIA 

2012 ~ HOTEL INFANTE SAGRES, PORTO

2012 ~ PESTANA PALACE, LISBON

2011 ~ SMILES PROJECT FOR CHILDREN HOSPITALS, FRANCE & POLAND

2001 - 2011 ~ OPEN STUDIO AT CREATIVE COURTYARD, WAH CANTT

2001 ~ FINE ART PHOTOGRAPHY, FJW UNIVERSITY, PAKISTAN

2001 ~ CERAMIC ART, FJW UNIVERSITY, PAKISTAN

2000 ~ ART OF CALLIGRAPHY, FJW UNIVERSITY, PAKISTAN

2000 ~ MUGHAL MINIATURE ART SHOW, FJW UNIVERSITY, PAKISTAN

2000 ~ EXPRESSIVE SCULPTURES, FJW UNIVERSITY, PAKISTAN

1999 ~ MODERN ART SHOW, FJW UNIVERSITY, PAKISTAN

 

Education

MFA, 1998 - 2001 Fatima Jinnah Women University, Rawalpindi, Pakistan

 

Achievements 2017 - Present

  • Featured in the June 2018 edition of Average Art (online) Magazine
  • Selected for the International Prize RAFFAELLO at Gnudi Palace - Bologna, Italy
  • Artwork selected and published by ‘Bestway Cement Pakistan’ for their 2018 diaries, calendars & planners
  • Curated for World Art Dubai 2018 at World Trade Centre - Dubai, UAE
  • Selected for the 2nd International Prize Leonardo Da Vinci - The Universal Artist at Borghese Palace- Florence, Italy
  • Conducted Art Therapy workshop in collaboration with Norwegian Church Aid at Islamabad Hotel - Islamabad, Pakistan
  • Book Signing event at London Book Company - Islamabad, Pakistan
  • Artwork selected for cover page of the book “In the space of a dream” by Sadaf Raza
  • Work published in 'We Contemporary' The Faces of Contemporary Art 2017 Limited Edition - Rome, Italy
  • Landscape Inspiration Tour - Switzerland
  • Cityscape Inspiration Tour - Czech Republic
  • Street Art Installation Tour - Holland
  • FINALIST ~ The Global Art Awards 2017 at Armani Hotel, Burj Khalifa - Dubai, UAE
  • Awarded with ‘Hemera Tending Space Fellowship for Artists’ at Wonderwell - New Hampshire, USA
  • ‘Spirituality in Art’ Research - Turkey 
  • Work published in AP Award 2017 Catalogue
  • Shortlisted for the National Arjumand Painting Award 2017 - Pakistan