Pakistan High Commissioner to United Kingdom Nafees Zakaria inaugurated an art exhibition – Father Figure: South Asian Art Through Eyes of Wahab Jaffer – at the Asia House in London.
The exhibition, presented by the VM Art Gallery and the Rangoonwala Foundation, brought together art collection of Wahab Jaffer, a celebrated Pakistani abstract artist. The collection included paintings of artists of other South Asian countries.
Speaking on the occasion, the high commissioner commended the organizers of the exhibition for promoting Pakistani artists and their art at such a prestigious location. Appreciating quality of the paintings at display, he termed them the work of great genius that brings forth hidden beauty and other facets of the society.
He assured the Rangoonwala Foundation of his support and future collaboration in promoting the art and culture of Pakistan. The high commissioner was given a tour of the exhibition by the curator. In his remarks, Rangoonwala Fondation Chairman Asif Rangoonwala thanked all contributors for putting together the collection that showcases the rich and historical art of Pakistan.
Artist Wahab Jaffer’s video message on his experience of the world of art and inspiration was also relayed to the visitors in the jam packed venue. The visitors enjoyed the beauty of figurative and abstract artworks displayed at the exhibition that will run through October 23 to 30.