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PAINTING THE ICONIC MARILYN MONROE WITH A PAKISTANI TWIST

June 1st, 2019, posted in Art, GiRLs, PAKiSTAN, POEPLes
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Karachi-based artist, Summaiya Jillani, took a little over two weeks to paint her version of the iconic, beautiful, Marilyn Monroe.

Featured in colourful ethnic wear, with her braided, blond hair draped on one side of her shoulder, in addition to chunky earrings, the painting is pop art eccentric, animated and pretty darn brilliant. In a mere few days, an image of the painting went viral over Facebook. Jillani, a graduate from Karachi University remains baffled by the attention her painting seems to be generating.

Initially wanting to be a GD Pilot, Jillani couldn’t make the cut due to weak eyesight. However, the artist’s father was keen on his daughter becoming a doctor. “I was very good at Biology,” Jillani says regarding her consistent inclination towards the field of art, “Making nice diagrams, etc., therefore, this career used to be in the back of my mind like a haunting beast.”

Currently teaching Art at Beaconhouse, Jillani spoke with HELLO! Pakistan about her painting, art, how she approaches a project and more:

When did you paint this piece and what was it for?

I started working on this piece early this year but I left it 15% done as I got busy with a series of family events. Then on being contacted by the VM Gallery, here in Karachi, asking for some fresh work for a show called ‘Attaining Heights,’ I resumed working on it and finished the remaining 85% in a week alongside my job. Initially I was making the painting for myself. I start things very whimsically; not knowing where and how they would end up – but then they make their own way out. I feel very lucky.

 

How long did it take?

If I had to count to the exact number of days, I can say it’d have taken me about 15 days.

Did you have any other ideas in mind regarding what you’d like to see Monroe wearing?

I always have a lot of options for one single image and I pick one of them up quite intuitively, not thinking too much about it! Too much thinking overcooks the idea and also wastes time, I believe. The dress (angarkha) that you see Monroe wearing in the painting is a creation of a very young designer, Nabiha Hassan, who also studied at Karachi University. The first time I saw the dress, I had a thing for it…not for wearing it, but for painting it somehow! That dress has a life of its own and that certainly has made the painting what it is and the credit must also go to the person who designed the clothes.

What medium did you use for this painting?

I used a locally made cloth as the base with acrylic paints.

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My only inspiration was to throw a pleasant visual at the viewer. I’m never looking for something too deep; rather, I look for an instant BANG effect! I don’t know if it’s a good or bad thing, all I know is that it works best for me. I can’t even say if I like Monroe or not. I have a taste for rather different things in movies such as dark British comedy, etc. Monroe is something I know almost everyone falls for in a jiffy and that is exactly what I enjoy bringing to light in my work.

What has the response been like so far?

The response has been simply overwhelming! I uploaded a photo of the painting (on Facebook) that was taken by my brother at the gallery and I’d forgotten that my wall photos were open to the public. And the very second it was uploaded, ‘likes’ and ‘shares’ went wild! The image went viral and in less than 12 hours it had almost about 600 shares directly from my profile.

Have there been any interested buyers?

Many!

Is this a one-off painting, or are you open to making identical paintings for interested buyers?

The idea is still in progress. Even before starting the painting I had a series of images in mind. So yes, in the near future we will be seeing more of Monroe with more surprising elements and a lot more than just Monroe!

How do you approach a project, what does the process entail?

My process is when I work, I sleep with it, I wake up beside it, and I listen to music constantly. I cannot work without music. I can’t tell how many hours exactly, but when I’m working I’ll keep at it until the need of a nap takes over me. And I’m not even a workaholic.

 

 

 

 

Source : https://sonyarehman.wordpress.com/2012/07/17/painting-the-iconic-marilyn-monroe-with-a-pakistani-twist/
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18 March Ustad Day

March 18th, 2019, posted in DAtEs iN a YeAR, MESSAGEs, PAKiSTAN, POEPLes
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Imran Khan From Cricket Legend To The Politician Of Pakistan

July 23rd, 2018, posted in Art, ChARACtERs, PAKiSTAN, POEPLes
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Saadat Hasan Manto

May 11th, 2018, posted in ChARACtERs, DAtEs iN a YeAR, PAKiSTAN, POEPLes, Scarface'S DIARY, Words, WORKiNG iN GRAPHiCS
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I feel like I am always the one tearing everything up and forever sewing it back together.
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PSL 3 Schedule 2018 Time Table

February 22nd, 2018, posted in DAtEs iN a YeAR, PAKiSTAN
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PSL Schedule 2018 Time Table

 

Date Matches Time (PST) Venue
Thursday, February 22 Peshawar Zalmi vs Multan Sultans 10:00 pm Dubai
Friday, February 23 Karachi Kings vs Quetta Gladiators 4:30 pm Dubai
Multan Sultans vs Lahore Qalandars 9:00 pm
Saturday, February 24 Islamabad United vs Peshawar Zalmi 4:30 pm Dubai
Quetta Gladiators vs Lahore Qalandars 9:00 pm
Sunday, February 25 Multan Sultans vs Islamabad United 4:30 pm Dubai
Karachi Kings vs Peshawar Zalmi 9:00 pm
Monday, February 26 Karachi Kings vs Lahore Qalandars 9:00 pm Dubai
Wednesday, February 28 Islamabad United vs Quetta Gladiators 9:00 pm Sharjah
Thursday, March 1 Quetta Gladiators vs Peshawar Zalmi 9:00 pm Sharjah
Friday, March 2 Multan Sultans vs Karachi Kings 4:30 pm Sharjah
Lahore Qalandars vs Islamabad United 9:00 pm
Saturday, March 3 Multan Sultans vs Quetta Gladiators 4:30 pm Sharjah
Peshawar Zalmi vs Lahore Qalandars 9:00 pm
Sunday, March 4 Islamabad United vs Karachi Kings 9:00 pm Sharjah
Tuesday March 6 Peshawar Zalmi vs Multan Sultans 9:00 pm Dubai
Wednesday, March 7 Multan Sultans vs Quetta Gladiators 9:00 pm Dubai
Thursday, March 8 Islamabad United vs Lahore Qalandars 4:30 pm Dubai
Karachi Kings vs Quetta Gladiators 9:00 pm
Friday, March 9 Multan Sultans vs Lahore Qalandars 4:30 pm Dubai
Peshawar Zalmi vs Islamabad United 9:00 pm
Saturday, March 10 Multan Sultans vs Karachi Kings 4:30 pm Dubai
Peshawar Zalmi vs Quetta Gladiators 9:00 pm
Sunday, March 11 Karachi Kings vs Lahore Qalandars 9:00 pm Dubai
Tuesday March 13 Multan Sultans vs Islamabad United 9:00 pm Sharjah
Wednesday, March 14 Quetta Gladiators vs Lahore Qalandars 9:00 pm Sharjah
Thursday, March 15 Peshawar Zalmi vs Karachi Kings 4:30 pm Sharjah
Quetta Gladiators vs Islamabad United 9:00 pm
Friday, March 16 Peshawar Zalmi vs Lahore Qalandars 4:30 pm Sharjah
Islamabad United vs Karachi Kings 9:00 pm
Play-Offs
Sunday, March 18 Qualifier – Team 1 vs Team 2 9:00 pm Dubai
Tuesday March 20 Eliminator 1 – Team 3 vs Team 4 7:00 pm Lahore
Wednesday, March 21 Eliminator 2 – Eliminator 1 Winner vs Qualifier Loser 7:00 pm Lahore
Sunday, March 25 PSL Final 7:00 pm Karachi




UAE Match Timings

Opening Ceremony : 7:00 pm UAE time / 8:00 pm Pakistan time
Opening Match : 9:00 pm UAE time / 10:00 pm Pakistan time
Day Matches in UAE : 3:30 pm UAE time / 4:30 pm Pakistan time
Night Matches in UAE : 8:00 pm UAE time / 9:00 pm Pakistan time

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