Saqiba Haq

“A woman is like an onion. You might peel off all the layers but you will never understand its complexity,” says Saqiba Haq.
Haq (b.1984) graduated with a Bachelors of Science degree from The College of Home Economics, Lahore (2001-2003) and M.A Fine Arts degree from college of Art and Design, Punjab University (2003-2005) where she was awarded a gold medal. After graduation she served as a lecturer at the department of Fine Arts, Islamia University of Bahawalpur for 2 years.

Haq’s practice is focused on the fairer sex – their troubles, fears, emotions and status in society. Her images depict different women in their various emotional states. Haq tries to reveal the complexity of the female gender and their way of dealing with different challenges that life presents them with.
The artist describes her artwork as a product of her own sentiments. She defines her work as a blend of the “real” and “unreal” as she illustrates real life characters against whimsical floral backdrops.
Furthermore, the artist comments that her paintings evolve from very simple ideas. “Not everything needs a meaning, not everything needs to be conceptual. It is beautiful to enjoy something simply because it is there and through my work I try to add something positive to my troubled surroundings and society.”
The artist’s work was displayed in the show Beyond Relaxation, a solo show at Khaas Gallery, Islamabad (2009).

Saqiba Haq

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