Pak truck art reaches China


In Pakistan trucks are not just trucks. They can be art. Everything about Pakistani trucks is exuberant and over-the-top. And now they make it to China.

To celebrate the National Day of Pakistan and the Year of Tourism Exchanges between China and Pakistan, a Pakistani Truck Art Debut Exhibition themed “Phool Patti: Jingle Journey” kicked off at Silk Road International Arts Center, Langfang, China on April 28.

The dazzle of truck art from Pakistan won the hearts of Chinese visitors by its beautiful and artsy look and the deeply rooted tradition behind it, according to CEN

“I like it!” A Chinese college student enjoying the art on site told the reporter. She learned that Pakistani trucks are more than just trucks. “These vibrant, bedazzled trucks are an expression of Pakistani people – they’re travelling billboards that convey messages to the world.” “Somehow you can sense the drivers and the artists who decorate their vehicles,” she added, since this colourful tradition celebrates their culture and their way of life. “These moving, tangible pieces of art featured Pakistan’s unique identity did wow me.”