22 May | 2024

Lahore, Pakistan

Sajjad Akram’s art work, poetry book launched at Islamabad’s PNCA

Dr Arjumand Faisel calls Sajjad Akram’s ability to convey beauty and depth of art through paintings, sculptures, and installations truly inspiring

Pakistan National Council of Arts (PNCA) in Islamabad unveiled the highly anticipated solo exhibition and poetry book – Mureed o Murshid – by distinguished artist Muhammad Sajjad Akram, the Assistant Professor at the Rawalpindi Campus of the National College of Arts.

PNCA Director General Ayoub Jamali, and Gallery 6 Curator Dr Arjumand Faisel also joined the event, as the occasion marks a significant milestone in Islamabad’s vibrant art scene, showcasing the distinguished artist’s multi-disciplinary mastery and his profound exploration of spirituality in modern art.

Hosted by the Visual Arts Division, the exhibition commenced at the PNCA’s Studio One, drawing attention from art enthusiasts, cultural connoisseurs, and esteemed guests alike. On the occasion, Dr Arjumand Faisel underscored profound journey of spiritual connection depicted in Sajjad Akram’s works.

During the inauguration, he remarked that Muhammad Sajjad Akram’s art expresses a profound journey of spiritual connection between teacher and student, encapsulated in his exhibition ‘Mureed o Murshid.’ “His ability to convey the beauty and depth of art through paintings, sculptures, and installations is truly inspiring,” he said.

Sajjad Akram, renowned for his expertise in sculpture, painting, and installation art, captivated the audience with his intricate designs, patterns, calligraphy, and relief work, all reflecting the noble relationship between mentor and disciple. Drawing inspiration from his revered teacher, the late artist Irfan Hakim, his works incorporate elements of geometry, black and white illusions, and geometric patterns, imbuing each piece with profound symbolism and meaning.

In addition to his visual artistry, Sajjad Akram showcased his poetic talent with the launch of a mesmerizing collection of Urdu and Punjabi poems, beautifully encapsulating the essence of poetic art and spirituality. “We are thrilled by the overwhelming response to Mureed o Murshid,” Ayoub Jamali said on the occasion.

He said that Muhammad Sajjad Akram’s work embodies the spirit of cultural exchange and artistic innovation. “We are grateful to all who joined us in celebrating his talent and vision.” The exhibition will be open for viewing daily from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, except on Saturdays when the gallery will be closed.

Art enthusiasts, cultural aficionados, and the public are invited to immerse themselves in the beauty and depth of Mureed o Murshid as they explore Sajjad Akram’s profound artistic journey and celebrate his remarkable contribution to the art world.