Aqeel Solangi is an artist, blessed with a gift of recreating imagination and nature into his paintings. Having spent six years in one of the best Arts College in Pakistan; NCA, as a graduate and post graduate student, Solangi is still associated to NCA, Rawalpindi as an Assistant Professor in Department of Fine Arts. He has not only participated in numerous national and international exhibitions, but also has been awarded with NCA Charles Wallace Pakistan trust Art bursary for the Prince’s School of traditional arts London in 2005 and by Pakistan National Council of Arts with ‘Youth talent Award’ in 2006. Hailing from an agrarian background, Solangi retains native’s affection for the land. His paintings denote a continual dialogue with nature. By selecting nature’s specific features, he creates his own order. Other than this, Solangi gives considerable attention to the technicalities of his craft. One can clearly indentify the deliberate juxtaposition of hyper realistic executions and simplistic display of his paintings and drawings. Solangi currently also teaches at ‘Solangi Studios Rawalpindi’.

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