A prolific artist who paints horses and women, he is a established Figurative Abstract, Non- representational Abstract and Calligraphy painter. Mashkoor Raza graduated from the Karachi School of Arts (Pakistan) in 1972, standing first in his class and winning the gold medal.During the last 20 years or so, he has figured prominently in the art world of Pakistan not only because he is one of the most prolific artists but also because he has achieved that rare distinction of developing an original work style. From the beginning, his work has been, more roughly brushed in and richly coloured. Even in till 1980, his style had not fully matured but was working towards it. In the work which he exhibited in a solo exhibition in June 1980, his paintings showed what looked like piles of rough round stones, closely bunched together, with some bigger slabs or blocks, above and below them, and empty spaces in the surrounding picture area.By 1991, he was freely turning out paintings of horses and women with a lot of movement and colour.
This artworks portrays a symbol of beauty, power and speed
This painting “Powerful horses” is an outstanding work by critically-acclaimed artist Mashkoor Raza. He is an established figurative abstract, Non- representational Abstract and Calligraphy painter. There are horses, women, women and horses and contemporary styles of calligraphy in his works. Each of the pieces appears to be a moment captured in vivid, surrealistic detail. From the graceful movements of horses to their brute force in intense polo matches, from glamorous nudes dancing with reckless abandon, lying in melancholy poses or kneeling in submission, the essence and mood varies throughout the collection. From fine-line drawings to bold strokes of charcoal-black paint, each piece evokes strong emotion. An effortless continuity in free strokes and balanced contrasts stand out as the artist’s signature.