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Sarfraz Musawir

Sarfraz Musawir

Artist Statement

Watercolor medium holds its unique place around the world and is currently the world’s most popular and famous medium. I am also a madman of this medium with my childhood. The beauty of watercolor medium is that it should be reached as its need. The choice of perfect colors, softness, quick strokes, light and darkness, the ratio of distance and closeness are the most important attributes of the medium. Visitors can tell where I am successful in that attempt. I am in Lahore since 2008, the rest of time spent in Karachi where watercolor is done very widely. Watercolor is a beautiful and quick medium and difficult for some people too. My theme comes from old buildings and old streets to portraits in Sufism. I did first watercolor Solo Show on Sufism in 2008 in Pakistan, which was very successful as well, thus the work on Sufism began in the watercolor medium. Since 1992 a series of exhibitions began and so far, many national and international exhibitions have been done.

Date of Birth:

Born in 1960 in Umerkot, Sindh, Pakistan.


BSc. (Hon:) MSc. (Physics) University of Sindh Hyderabad. Diploma in Fine Arts.

Teaching Experience

Three years at Mashkoor School of Arts Karachi

From 1997 to 1999.

Four years at Naqsh School of Arts Lahore

From 2013 to 2016.


2017 IWS 2nd: International Biennale Dehli India.

2017 IWS Indonisia

2017 FabrianoInAcquarello, Italy.

2017 International Watercolor Triennial – Sofia 2017 with travel Exhibition 2016-2017.

2016 IWS Hongkong.

2016 FabrianoInAcquarello, Italy.

2016 IWS Bulgaria.

2016 IWS Forth Watercolor Biennale Serbia.

2016 IWS Pakistan First International Biennale Jamshoro Hyderabad Sindh.

2015 IWS First International Biennale Dehli India.

2015 FabrianoInAcquarello, Italy.

2014 World Watermedia Exposition, Bangkok, Thailand.

2013 IWS Izmir Turkey.

2012 Nomad Art Gallery Islamabad.

2012 Hamail Art Gallery Dubai.

2012 Art Asia Gallery Lahore.

2011 Pakistan Consulate Bahrain UAE.

2010 Fourwall Art Gallery Dubai.

2010 Royaat Gallery Lahore.

2009 Nomad Art Gallery Islamabad.

2009 Native Art Gallery Lahore.

2008 Basta Art Galley Dubai.

2008 The Collectors Art Galleria Lahore.

2007 The Collectors Art Galleria Lahore.

2007 Scotland Art Gallery Glasgow UK.

2006 Sindh Artists Exhibition at Mehran Arts Council Hyderabad.

2005 Fund Raising Exhibition at Nomad Art Gallery Islamabad.

2005 Native Art Gallery Lahore.

2004 Mom Art Gallery Karachi.

2003 8th National Exhibition of Visual Arts Lahore.

2003 PNCA Landscape Exhibition at Islamabad and Peshawar.

2002 Tariq J Art Gallery Karachi.

2000 V.M. Art Gallery Karachi.

2000 Ejaz Art Gallery Lahore.

2000 Coopera Art Gallery Lahore.

1999 Coopera Art Gallery Lahore.

1997 The Art Gallery Karachi.

1997 Golden Jubilee Exhibition by the Fine Arts Committee at Arts Council Karachi.

1994 Sadequain Award (First Prize)

1993 Gallery Chowkundi Karachi.

1992 V.M. Art Gallery Karachi.

1992 Pakistan Musawwir Council at Karachi University Karachi.

1992 Clifton Art Gallery Karachi.

1992 Sadequain Art Gallery Karachi.

Exhibitions Solo

2015 ARTCITI Gallery Karachi.

2015 Gallery6 Islamabad.

2013 Revivers Gallery Lahore.

2011 Collectors Galleria Lahore.

2008 Hamail Art Gallery Lahore.

2008 Shakil Ismail Art Gallery Karachi.

2006 Croweaters Gallery Lahore.

2005 Indus Art Gallery Karachi.

2003 Hamail Art Gallery Lahore.

2003 V.M. Art Gallery Karachi.

2001 The Art Gallery Karachi.

1985 Pakistan National Center Mirpurkhas.

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