Islamabad, 22 January 2022 (TDI): Ambassador of the European Union (EU) to the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, Androulla Kaminara inaugurated an exhibition of Mixed Media artwork. The exhibition displayed works of award-winning artists that represented different themes.

Androulla Kaminara is a passionate supporter of emerging art. She even bought some pieces from the ongoing exhibition. The exhibition will continue till Jan 27 and is being held at Gallery 6, Islamabad.

The participant artists of the exhibition are Kiran Saleem, Saba Zahid, Zakir Baloch, Irfan Gul Dahri, Naqsh Raj, Bushra Khalid, Javaid Iqbal Mughal, Syeda Unab Sumble, Samra Cheema, Sana Iqbal, Asghar Ali, Karim, Khadija S. Akhtar, and Ahsan Javaid.

The displayed artwork depicted varying themes from the position of women in today’s world, characters from folk literature, mechanical and manual methods of painting, visual representation of the impact of climate change to a hierarchy that exists among men, ordinary people, and human emotions including joy, love, sadness, motivation, and attraction.

Mixed Media Art

Mixed Media is a style of painting that incorporates various media or materials into one component. For instance, a composition of art that merges an acrylic or oil painting with paper and fabric, is Mixed Media art.

Mixed Media artwork that although looks monochromatic on the surface, usually reveals layers of paint, applied textures, as well as papers when scratched. The amalgamation of different mediums works together to acquire visual tranquility.

Collage: Most Common Example of Mixed Media

Collage is one of the most common examples of Mixed Media artwork. Renowned artists like Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque developed the technique around 1912. A collage is made using bits and pieces of leftover material. It can also be made with materials like fragments of wallpaper, newsprint, twine, and photographs.