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  • Pop art: Questions of perception

    Traditionally, ‘realism’ is the belief that things exist independent of our perceptions of them...

    In art, the genre makes an effort to transform the artist’s perception, to a physical form of what is perceived — a project long ceded, in modern times, to photography
  • Pop art: Landscape symphonies

    The Punjab Landscape Movement, initiated by Khalid Iqbal in the ’50s, has inspired powerful artists and retains its popularity today...

    A former student of Khalid Iqbal from the National College of Art, Lahore, Ghulam Mustafa along with his class fellows Bashir Ahmed and Iqbal Hussain, would accompany their mentor outdoors to set up their easels and explore the surrounding space, striving to describe a link between objects and visual...
  • Pop icon Prince dead at 57

    NEW YORK: Pop icon Prince — one of the most influential but elusive figures in music — has died at his compound in Minnesota, entertainment website TMZ reported on Thursday, citing unnamed sources...

    The 57-year-old pop legend last week was taken to a hospital after his private jet made an unscheduled landing...

  • Japanese pop culture celebrated

    Shonen Infinity is the brainchild of Hyderabad-based J-pop enthusiast Balach Rasool that encourages fans of Japanese pop culture to come together...

    Balach Rasool who is the founder of Shonen, explained the idea behind the initiative that it was about time that all J-pop aficionados got together: “The main idea behind Shonen Infinity is to promote Japnese pop culture that is not very popular over here but our job is to make sure that...

  • Pop art: Old world alchemy

    Interior and exterior living spaces are part of human experiences that have a profound effect on individuals and society...

    Indeed, architecture and interior design are serious fields of study, and a part of artistic and creative discourse
  • Pop art: Thoughtful kitsch

    A recent exhibition at Lahore’s Taseer Gallery brought forth the concept of kitsch in a way that is unique...

    The general ethos of this art form is one that makes use of ‘low brow’ or even cheap and gaudy aesthetics; for the modern artist it may be used as a tongue-in-cheek manner to convey a comment on society
  • Soundcheck: Power to pop-rock

    We got in touch with Ali Azmat, Ali Noor (Noori), Komal Rizvi, Umair Jaswal and Q of Josh, and asked them about the experience and the uniqueness of the Karachi crowd, ongoing projects, revival of pop-rock and what the future holds...

    ”“Right now, I’m doing Cornetto Pop-Rock...

  • Pop art: Art in a time of creativity fever

    Abstract Expressionism is an art form akin to classical music or music without lyrics; it evokes an immediate response without your having to associate it with something overtly recognisable...

    In Pakistan, pure abstraction is seldom to be witnessed, and invariably artists attempt to insert tangible symbols or hazy figures to give the semblance of something ‘real’
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