Curtain raiser: Sobia Maqsood solo show ‘desires that remain’ today at ArtSoch Gallery

The exhibition elucidates the faminine approach to gratification in times of turmoil.

A solo show of artist Sobia Maqsood titled ‘Desires that Remain’ will be held at Art Soch Gallery today (Friday) located at 23 MM Alam Road Gulberg-III, Lahore. Arts lovers and visitors can visit the gallery between 5:30 pm to 8 pm.

The exhibition elucidates the faminine approach to gratification in times of turmoil.

Talking to, Sobia Maqsood said that her paintings are a strange attempt to develop certain metaphors to explain the phenomena of gratification with a feminine approach.

Sobia was of the view that gratification is a great sensation and it is a freedom of fulfillment and satisfaction merged into one. “Most of us chased and pursue it throughout our lives and savor it luckily whenever we get it enough it cannot be achieved easily,” she said.

Sharing the details of the show, Curator Haroon Mughal said that “Desires that remain” is a body of work that invites the spectators to experience the work and construct their own narratives as well as understand the artist’s perspective.

The purpose of the show was to build a body of work where viewers’ participation augment the narrative, he added.

Haroon said that this exhibition also invites the visitors to rethink miniature painting as an art form that contains not only the past through its historical, social, and aesthetical aspects but also retains the future through them.


“Sometimes silhouettes are convincing enough to lead the observers consciously or unconsciously in a state making them narrate their own stories based on their imagination and mental state,” Haroon explained the idea behind the exhibition of these paintings.

Who is Sobia Maqsood?

Sobia Maqsood is a visual artist and art educator based in Lahore Pakistan. She is currently teaching and pursuing her PHD at LCWC.

Academically trained in Miniature Painting her works incorporate elements from both traditional and con-temporary styles. Her work is dynamic in practice working both on 2D and 3D surfaces. Conceptually her work explores the challenges found in our Cul-ture and power of Gratification in times of turmoil.

Maqsood practice falls in contemporary miniature style for her solo show she has created a fascinating body of works incorporating different techniques in brass and later cutting. She is a practicing artist from more than a decade now with representation of her work on both National and International platforms.