Bate plays a very important role in the popularity of his work. Use of deep ink blue with burnt yellow woven into intricate designs with hair thin lines give the viewer a story of his roots “Viewing the art of Abrar, one shares the enormous enjoyment the artist obviously relishes in the changing moods of colors. A self-taught artist. Abrar freely delves into the romance of classical miniature painting, and fuses contemporary styles with stunning results. One discovers ethnic patterns, diverse textures and explosions of colors that are breath taking.
“The artist’s subject, a bejeweled and gracefully draped woman, is often the centre of composition that includes a musical instrument or birds for company. Perhaps these cameos refer to the romantic period of the Emperor Jehangir when times were peaceful and lovers- together and apart- appeared to be a favored subject. Birds- the messengers of Mughal art- are familiars and obviously important to the sinuous forms that dominate the brilliant coloration and powerful textural interest of their settings.
Abrar’s work may be interpreted on historical or philosophical levels yet it is also the work of an imaginative mind and a deeply feeling creative individual. He has participated in many shows all over the world.
2012 Ocean Art Gallery Karachi. 2012 Ocean Art Gallery Lahore. 2011 Nomad Art Gallery Islamabad 2008 Chawkandi Art Gallery Karachi. 2008 Nomad Art Gallery,Islamabad. 2007 Nomad Art Gallery,Islamabad. 2007 Bagash Art GalleryDUBAI . 2006 Nomad Art Gallery,Islamabad. 2005 Ejaz Art Gallery,Lahore 2005 Unicon Art Gallery,Karachi. 2005 Nomad Art Gallery,Islamabad. 2004 Hamail Art Galley,Lahore 2004 Nomad Art Gallery,Islamabad. 2003 Clifton Art Gallery,Karachi. 2003 Nomad Art Gallery,Islamabad. 2003 Ejaz Art Gallery,Lahore. 2002 Clifton Art Gallery,Karachi. 2002 Nomad art Gallery,Islamabad. 2001 The Art Gallery,Karachi. 2001 Nomad art Gallery,Islamabad. 2000 Ejaz Art Gallery,Lahore. 2000 Nomad art Gallery,Islamabad. 2000 Majmua Art Gallery,karachi. 2000 Nomad Art Gallery,Islamabad. 1998 Nomad Art Gallery,Islamabad. 1997 P/C Art Gallery,Karachi. 1996 V/M Art Gallery,Karachi. 1994 Clifton Art Gallery.
2007 Light Gallery,London (with Jamal Ahmed, Bangladesh) 2012 Mussawir Art GalleryDUBAI 2007 “Winds Of Change”,at Gallery Pratidev London. 2007 Diva, New York, U.S.A 2006 Grand HyattHOTEL DUBAI . 2006 Fine Art Gallery,Hong Kong. 2006 Bangash Art Gallery,Dubai. 2006 “Transcending Borders”,At ITC Mourya Shereton Dehli,India. 2006 HOTEL CROWN PLAZA ,Dubai. 2005 HOTEL CROWN PLAZA ,Dubai. 2000 French Alliance,Singapore.
He is a profound artist. His collections are with the serious collectors.