Pakistan's Michelangelo

Source: Dawn

Authors: MUHAMMAD UMAR | YUMNA RAFI | ADEEL AHMED

Parvez, 60, came into media spotlight when his painting of the Obamas was photographed by a student photographer at‘Humans of Lyari’ (HOL) — a venture of the Society for International Education and the Karachi Youth Initiative, and put up on their Facebook page after which it instantly went viral.

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The once unheard of aesthete had an artistic den; a few creaky benches stained with paint, a stool with a piece of glass which served the purpose of a palette and a number of men appeared into sight as narrow alleyways (and a goats’ enclosure) led us into his sunlit studio.

 

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Categories: Asia

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