Jamil Naqsh

Modern Manuscripts

Opening Reception: November 30, 2023
Time: 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Tanzara Gallery, Islamabad
Exhibition continues until 30, December 2023. (Mon - Sat | 11:30 am - 7:00 pm)

Tanzara Gallery takes great pleasure in presenting once again the works of one of Pakistan’s most respected masters Jamil Naqsh.

Jamil Naqsh, an artist of eminent stature needs no introduction and holds a key position in the art world. He is the best-known contemporary artist from Pakistan, long famous in his own country, and also well established internationally.

“Modern Manuscripts,” the poignant exhibition by the late Jamil Naqsh at Tanzara Gallery, unfolds as a testament to the artist’s profound journey through modern calligraphy. This exhibition is an extensive body of calligraphic work resulting from an in depth study of lines in the Arabic calligraphy, using them not only for their divine and spiritual connotations but also for their inventive forms.

Naqsh’s brush strokes, a dance between tradition and innovation, breathe life into each canvas, transcending the boundaries of time. This collection, serves as a reflection of Naqsh’s artistic evolution and his unwavering commitment to pushing the boundaries of the written word on canvas. The intricate interplay of form, color, and emotion in “Modern Manuscripts” invites viewers to delve into the soulful narrative woven by a master artist who left an indelible mark on the canvas of contemporary calligraphy.

In keeping with its tradition of offering quality art to its patrons, Tanzara brings this prestigious exhibition to give you an opportunity to view the magic of Jamil Naqshs’ masterpieces.