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In Harmony with Nature

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These logs have been with me for years. Sometime I have to wait a long time to discover the form in a piece, says sculptor Abdul Jabbar Gull, whose works in wood and fiberglass were […]

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Speechless Art

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Arguably it is the act of speaking which distinguishes humans from other animals. Language, the most important human invention, has been a medium for creative expression. Literature, poetry, film and theatre rely on language to […]

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Ordinary Souls

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Established sculptor and teacher at Indus Valley School of Art, Jabbar Gull opted to put up an exhibition of paintings at Canvas Gallery instead of his customary wooden sculptures. Titled Ordinary Souls, the show was […]

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Man & Symbols in Gull’s Art

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Abdul Jabbar Gull who is enjoying his participation in an International Sculpture Festival and Residency at South Korea (from 15th May to 15th June), recently exhibited his artworks at The Drawing Room, Lahore. For this […]

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Aura of Spirituality

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Abdul Jabbar Gul’s dialogue with wood evolves gradually and very slowly. The natural shape and grain initiate the process of making which eventually becomes a catalyst for the artist’s impulse to create. Each sculpture stripped […]

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In The Studio With Abdul Jabbar Gull

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An unassuming, cheerful young man, Abdul Jabbar Gull insists he has a lot to be thankful for. Currently teaching sculpture at Indus Valley School of Art & Architecture, where a lot of good work in […]

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Celebrating Ordinary Souls

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The style is monumental, created from a minimal palette, the inspiration a self-portrait – introspective, rugged with troubled expression. The recent work of Abdul Jabbar Gull displayed at the Canvas […]

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The African Experience

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Looking at art in post Apartheid South Africa, one wonders at the forms in common that may exist between previously separated societies linked by a common landscape. The native art […]

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Jabbar’s winged thoughts

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Seemingly fluttering wings predominate Abdul Jabbar Gull’s most recent collection of artworks at the Canvas Gallery, Karachi. There, a collection of work sculpted in metal: brass, aluminum and mild steel, is translated into an abstract […]

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Searching In The Third Dimension

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Abdul Jabbar Gull carves directly in wood, forms that are starkly distinctive, endowing the individual pieces with an extraordinary sense of the organic con-texture of the figure. In the purity of subtle curves the columnar […]

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A Singular Aesthetic Philosophy

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Abdul Jabbar Gull’s extensive exhibition at the Ejaz Gallery, Lahore, addresses and extends the range and development of a singular aesthetic philosophy. The presentation  includes  large  scaled,  carved  wood  forms,  wall  based  reliefs  and playful, […]