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Portraits of Quaid-e-Azam and Allama Iqbal unveiled at PNCA

ISLAMABAD, DEC 22 (DNA) –Portraits of Muhammad Ali Jinnah and Allama Muhammad Iqbal” by ImtiazAmjad, who is born & raised in United Kingdom (Glasgow, were unveiled at PNCA on Tuesday. Federal Information Secretary Saba Mohsin unveiled the portraits.ImtiazAmjad studied interior design at Glasgow College of Building & Printing (now known as Glasgow Caledonian University). During academic sphere Imtiaz was also exposed to other mediums that include photography, drawing & painting, printing, sculpture, modeling, & digital multi-media. Before moving to Pakistan Imtiaz worked as an interior designer & digital artist.

As a child Imtiaz was never introduced or taught about the lives & heroic deeds of the historical personalities. It was only when he moved to Pakistan twelve years ago he was acquainted with the lives of legendry heroes AllamaMuhamnad Iqbal & Muhammad Ali Jinnah.

Since then he has developed a great admiration, value their honour, dignity, integrity & wisdom. They have become tremendous source of inspiration for Imtiaz for his creative expression.

Imtiaz current pieces are done in marble mosaic, a technique that has been used for thousands of years for architectural ornamentation & for making paintings & portraits of royalties.

Due to its technical intricacies & meticulous detailing there are hardly artists exploring & exploiting this unique & laborious medium in the world of today. He has always been fascinated by the vast resources that Pakistan is blessed, marble is one that offer unique & incomparable character by its very inherent nature.

The two pieces that Imtiaz has created are expression of sheer love & respect that he has for our national heroes.

Technically marble mosaics are combined with the cutting edge computer technology to enhance, crop and manipulate iconic images of Pakistan’s most esteemed personalities into pixilated form by carefully using selected and sourced marble as a medium exclusively from marble deposits from all over Pakistan.

During the process Imtiaz enjoyed toying between the use of modern technology and marble, having taken millions of years to form as a medium. =DNA

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