Sajida Hussain Exhibits Her Work Of Peace And Romanticism
For artist Sajida Hussain, painting women is equivalent to pouring her soul onto the canvas, Hussain, whose love for painting women has reached a considerably profound level over the last 12 years, says her work is an epitome of peace and romanticism.
32 of Hussain’s artworks titled Neo Realistic Romanticism have been displayed at the Collector’s Galleria in Lahore, more than half of which, she says, depicts women as independent and powerful. Her general use of red, orange and crimson in fact meant to draw attention to strength and vibrance.
She acknowledged the reason behind her fondness towards painting women as the people’s abusive behavior towards them.
She said, “I like bright and vibrant colors. They make a bolder statement about the subject I paint,” “Women are widely abused in the Pakistani society… seeing and reading about violence against women makes me want to paint women as powerful or at peace.”
Some of the women in the paintings are displayed playing musical instruments, some confined in a room and others holding flowers.
However, one with a woman sitting with swans and another showing horses were most appreciated.
“Horses are beautiful creatures and a symbol of strength.
By displaying them with paintings of women, I have tried to make a strong statement about beauty and empowerment,” she said.
The paintings are priced between Rs32,000 and Rs68,000.
The exhibition is all set to continue till 7th May. More than half of Hussain’s work has been sold during the first two days.