Zulfiqar Ali Zulfi

Zulfiqar Ali Zulfi’s landscapes show a profound understanding of his subject matter, his comprehension of the nuances of colour in his paintings, his appreciation for capturing seasons and different times of the day are painted in the most sensitive and aesthetically soothing manner. Just as English Romantic painter John Constable was known for his landscape paintings of Dedham Vale, better known as Constable County, Zulfi is well-known for his love of painting the city of Lahore and the surrounding rural areas. Technical proficiency aside, it is the emptive quality in his work just like Constable that can make a person see the peace embedded in his work. There is a beautiful tranquility about Zulfi’s landscapes; they convey an idea of poetic moments that can alight the viewer in his or her dark moments. His rich canvases reveal and explore diverse dimensions of realism but if looked upon closely, hints of Impressionism do come across. This must be due to his teacher and mentor Khalid Iqbal who recorded light and the atmosphere in his images without using stereotypical images. The presence of the breeze, light pouring through the trees and mist, the falling leaves and movement of figures are all participants in his work. Zulfi’s awareness, sense of observation and perspective of depth is regenerated with his selection of colour and style of application.
Placing Zulfi’s work in context of the cultural conditions of our time, his work is met with a philosophical liking and a pictorial representation of acceptable appreciation. According to Zulfi, his paintings are a reflection of who he is as a person, sensitive in nature and creative in spirit.

Date of Birth: 2018-02-09 in Lahore, Pakistan.

Qualification: MA

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Artist List

A. Q. Arif
A. S. Rind
Abid Khan
Abrar Ahmed
A. R. Nagory
Aamir Kamal
Abdul Jabbar Gull
Abdullah Ali
Ahmed Khan
Ahmed Ejaz
Akbar Hafeez
Akram Spaul
Ali Abbas
Abid Aslam
Ali Azmat
Ali Farhan
Ali Hammad
Ali Mansur
Ali Saad
Amjad ali Talpur
Amna Hashmi
Amna Ilyas
Amra Khan
Anna Molka Ahmed
Arif Khan
Asad Faruki
Saeed Akhtar
Humayun Khan
Ali Sajid
K. Mehmood
Munawar Mohiuddin
Khalid Khan - KAAY
Sarfraz Musawir
Zahid Saleem
Zulfiqar Ali Zulfi
Mashkoor Raza
Adnan Baig
Hira Siddiqui
Sana Saeed
Rizwan Ali
Muhammad Sulaman
Amir Changezi
Hala Nasir
Mudassar Kazmi
Saba Haroon
Sana Nezam
Sanam Seema Mangi
Syeda Sadaf Rizvi
Ujala Hayyat
Ali Karimi
Faiz Supro
Syed Arsalan Naqvi
Zeynab Movahed
Anjum Ayaz
Hussain Jamil
Jibran Shahid
Komal Shahid Khan
Mahrukh Bajwa
Noormah Jamal
Sana Durrani
Sidra Asim
Al Firdous
Amber Munir
Aslam Kamal
Asma Khan
Irfan Qureshi
Kashif Khan
Mudassar Ali Zaib
Muneeb Ali
Muneeb Qureshi
Rasheed Butt
Rukhsana Mehmood
Wajid Yaqoot
Zulfiqar Ali
Asim Amjad
Maliha Azami Aga
Muhammad Arshad
Brishna Amin Khan
Erum Akhtar
Hafsa Faryal Khan Kayani
Hira Zubair Ghakar
M. Mohsin Shaikh
Muzna Mahmood
Sara Akram
Shahid Malik
Shanzey Mir
Qurrat ul Ain
Nyla Talpur
Anas Ghauri
Aneela Khursheed
Arif Changazi
Ashraf Heera
Aylia Adil
Bin Qullander
Farrukh Adnan
Nageen Yousaf Chaudhry
Rabia Tariq
Rahim Baloch
Ramsha Rubbani
Salman Hunzai
Tayyab Tariq
Zafar Iqbal
Zainab Mehmood
Zeeshan Ahmad
Usman Khalid
Raza Bukhari
Hussain Chandio
Akhtar Mummunka
Ayesha Farooq
Ayesha Butt