Akram Dost Baloch, recipient of the Presidential Pride of Performance Award, is a graduate of National College of Arts, Lahore and is currently serving as the Chairman of the Fine Arts Department at the University of Balochistan, Quetta, Pakistan. The artist has earned considerable cachet nationally as well as internationally.
Akram Dost’s works reflect his in-depth knowledge of the people from his native land. The artwork is an amalgamation of local history as traditional art and motifs, narrating the tale of the oppressed denizens of Balochistan.
Baloch works to give a voice to a nation that has experienced discrimination since its infancy, revealing the day-to-day problems that arise due to lack of basic human rights. Baloch’s sensitivity towards the human condition and deep understanding of the region and its history is revealed through his canvases and drawings. The artist uses his paintings as an outlet for his anger and despair at witnessing the injustice they encounter on a daily basis.
His work has been a part of the two-person show, Tellings at Khaas Art Gallery, Islamabad (2010).
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