PNCA exhibition, book launch today


The Pakistan National Council of the Arts (PNCA) will hold a solo exhibition and a book launch in Islamabad today (Tuesday).

This exciting new show depicts the life and artworks of Muhammad Javed, a living legend in the field of fine arts while the book titled “Muhammad Javed – A Versatile Artist” written by ShabnamAbbasi and edited by Dr. ShaukatMehmood revolves around unique techniques and styles. It was published in 2021.

FareenaMazhar, Secretary National Heritage and Culture Division will inaugurate the show. For the book launch, the guest speakers include Dr. ShaukatMehmood, Dr Ajaz Anwar, Dr. Arjumand Faisal, DrMamoona Khan ShabnamAbbasi who will discuss the art and life of Muhammad Javed, said the organizers. Muhammad Javed is in the field of Fine Art (Painting) for about six decades and is a living legend. After graduating in Fine Art from the National College of Arts, Lahore in 1962, he continuously explored the ideology of modern art and created his individual idiom, and contributed a lot in the field. He has participated in a number of group exhibitions and has several solo shows at his credit held in the country and abroad.

He remained an MIT scholar and won First Annual Distinguished Artist Award in 1989, which was given for the first time by MIT. Later on, he also received some awards from local institutions and societies. Muhammad Javed not only painted city heritage but delineated varied socio-economic, cultural, and political subjects. His artwork has historic relevance and represents realities of life, developed through a process of creating interesting forms, building composition by dividing space, depicting objects, and manipulating the canvas skillfully. Moreover, he probed new dimensions in modern calligraphic paintings and introduced a unique style. Besides, he did innovative artwork with charcoal to document artistic travelogue of different countries, the organizers told media. Due to his thought-provoking work he was selected