Lively colours mixed with strong emotions in the paintings of Nahid Raza depicted strong woman and conveyed the message to respect and value women.
“Her (Nahid’s) rich colour palette and varied surface textures help create brilliant effects, making the paintings aesthetically pleasing” said Noshi, the curator of the art gallery.
Rich vermilion highlighted with lustrous gold, creamy yellows, blues and ochre darkening into earth shades. “I feel I must show the important colour aspect of a women’s life, it surrounds her like an aura. Though her own life may lack luster, she gives colour and sustenance to all around her” Nahid said.
Noshi Qadir, curator of the gallery said “Nahid Raza’s recent body of work has a strong identity and transcends boundaries. Her bold and adventurous style stems from the experiences of a woman struggling to define her space and identity, guided by her belief in the invincibility of the female spirit.”
According to Said Marjorie Hussain, an art critic, perhaps Nahid’s philosophy could be best summed up in the title of a painting of a recumbent figure – “I’m not sleeping – Even in dreams.” Fauzia Zia, a visitor commented “I especially like the colour composition in Nahid’s paintings.”