Karachi: internationally acclaimed artist Mashkoor Raza stated in an interview that the art of Pakistan has been able to gain a special position globally and its artistic pieces have been able to grab the attention of the world. Pakistan’s art has a better position in comparison to the other SAARC countries and the demand for Pakistani art has been increasing in the European and American countries as well.
Mashkoor Raza was happy about the increasing awareness of art at the local level. He expressed his satisfaction of the increasing appreciation of the Pakistani art based on his tour of Australia, Dubai and Huston. Mashkoor Raza is a proud recipient of the president and prime minister awards and is among the senior artists of Pakistan to gain recognition at the international level.
Mashkoor has proudly displayed his collection in Dubai and Australia. His works contained black and white paintings as well which have been created on a white background, which is an accomplishment on its own for any Pakistani artist. These paintings contained figurative works as well. Other artists had also displayed their works. His complete collection is currently on display in Islamabad.
Mashkoor Raza was satisfied with the hard work and enthusiasm of the young artists of Pakistan. The rise in the art galleries in Pakistan is enough evidence of this fact. He also stated that the younger artists were taking art as a profession, which is a positive development for the art industry, as art requires constant attention and hard work.