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Lot 4
Soraya Sikander
(Pakistani, B.1984)
The Sea
22 November 2022, 16:00 GMT
London, New Bond Street

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Soraya Sikander (Pakistani, B.1984)

The Sea
signed verso
acrylic on canvas
120.5 x 61cm (47 7/16 x 24in).


The Artists Collection.

'The Sea' is a result of observation meeting memory. This piece is an interpretation of the Karachi sea; where the mangroves remind me of Arabic calligraphy alphabets. There is a gradual tonal contrast between the cool sky, changing to deeper blue near the horizon, and the sea itself, with its peaceful movement and gentle wave ripples as reflected in the artwork. My nature studies go deeper than appearances, suggesting memories, metaphor and heritage. This series has been hailed by art critics as redefining landscape painting, pushing boundaries extending overlapping seascapes with influences of calligraphy - its success lies in its ability to create a new genre of 'calligraphy landscape' painting, of which I am a pioneer, which has caught the imagination of the international art community. (Soraya Sikander, September 2022)

Saleroom notices

The artist's year of birth is 1983, not 1984 as published.

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