Art

Transparence – return of the artist

Text | Marjorie Husain

Visuals | Courtesy Chowkandi Art Gallery

Kohari began his art career as a painter in the early 1960s. In those days he was painting with oil on canvas. He was a close friend of Jamil Naqsh, and the two young artists would seek out and paint the natural beauty of the world around them. The two artists joined a class opened by the American Embassy in Karachi at that time, in order to borrow an extensive collection of the art books from the library. Reading the books under the street lights of Frere Hall, they discussed at length the great artists of the past...