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Soraya Sikander

South Asia's Leading Contemporary Landscape Painter

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About Soraya Sikander

Soraya Sikander is one of today’s leading contemporary South Asian artists known for her landscapes and organic forms. The artist has been ranked as one of Pakistan’s best known painters making it big internationally, listed as ‘Artist to watch’. Soraya works in oil and acrylics on canvas and is internationally renowned for inventing her pioneering Calligraphy Landscapes. Recognition for her work has come through critical acclaim and nonstop sold-out exhibitions. She is also a TEDx art speaker. Soraya Sikander trained in fine arts through the London Atelier of Representational Arts, and University College London Slade School of Fine Art summer intensive.
Her art has been reviewed by: China News, HELLO! Magazine, OK!, The National, Khaleej Times, Gulf News, The Gulf Today, Dahabiya, Al Bilad, Jaffat El Aqlam, Artlyst, etc. Soraya Sikander has held over twenty four  international group and solo exhibitions at premier galleries and museums worldwide including: Beijing Biennale 2019, Beijing Biennale 2017 (National Art Museum of China), Galerie Patries Van Dorst (Netherlands), Etihad Modern (Abu Dhabi), National Museum of Bangladesh (Dhaka museum), La Galleria Pall Mall, Royal Opera Arcade (London), Unicorn Gallery (Karachi, Lahore), Alhamra Art Gallery (Lahore), Sharjah Heritage Museum, The National Museum of Ras Al Khaimah (UAE) RAK Fine Art Fair, Lahore Biennale, etc.

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BONHAMS LONDON AUCTIONS Soraya Sikander's 'The Sea'

Rare and Exclusive Painting by Soraya Sikander will be available for Sale at Bonhams, London on 22 November 2022.

The Famous painting 'The Sea' by Soraya Sikander will be available for auction for the very first time at Bonhams New Bond Street on 22 NOVEMBER 2022. Click below on 'Bid Now' for auction link.

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Soraya Sikander Awarded Prestigious Golden Visa

Art News: SORAYA SIKANDER is awarded the prestigious 'Golden Visa' for excellence in the arts by the Government of the United Arab Emirates.

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TCF USA Auctions Soraya Sikander's 'Butterflies' and 'Still life'

Washington: The Citizen's Foundation USA Art Auction raises $2.6 Million US Dollars for the flood victims of Pakistan. Artist Soraya Sikander's paintings 'Butterflies' and 'Still life' were prominent features at the auction.

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Soraya Sikander: Hidden Gem of Ras Al Khaimah

Soraya Sikander, who was born in Karachi and moved to the UAE, has always been immersed in art. She believes that her work strongly associates Ras Al Khaimah as beautiful landscapes and seascapes of this city continue to inspire her. Since 2011, when Soraya first visited Ras Al Khaimah, she was stunned by the visual imageries of mountains, sand, mangroves, beaches etc. According to her Ras Al Khaimah has been rewarding to her career since she exhibited in Ras Al Khaimah art festival for the first time.

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'Pioneer of Style'

"Besides the huge event in Beijing, amongst her many group and solo shows, her works have been displayed in the Netherlands, UK, Dubai, Bangladesh and Karachi, Pakistan. And everywhere one reads that she is “one of today’s leading contemporary South Asian painters.” Recognition for her work has come through critical acclaim and through extraordinary popularity with the international public, making her one of today’s most sought-after artists." - Art critic, Noor Jehan Mecklai



PALETTE, 'Between Sight and Memory'

"Sikander is quickly becoming one of South Asia’s leading artists, mostly known for her pioneering works in the form of calligraphic landscapes. Her landscapes and nature studies go deeper than appearances, creating impressions of reality while discussing her personal views on life as well as socio-political issues plaguing our world today. Her ability to redefine landscape painting and, in a way, revive it in the modern context is what has caught the imagination of the international art community." - Art critic, Nimra Khan

Professor Gerda Roper


'In, At and Around'

"When one looks at Soraya Sikander’s work, one feels that might be experiencing the secrets of the cosmos. Soraya’s mixed media work has an elegant sense of rhythm and pattern reminiscent of Persian and Indian miniatures, these offer us the opportunity to pleasure in the harmonies of the visual." - Professor Gerda Roper, Dean School of Arts and Media, University of Teesside.

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