KARACHI: Renowned Pakistani artist Tassaduq Sohail has passed away in Karachi at the age of 87.
He was in a critical condition after being shifted from Islamabad to a private hospital in Clifton, Karachi.
Born in Jalandhar in 1930, Tassaduq Sohail went on to study at London-based Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design.
He spent 40 years in London and eventually shifted to Karachi. A striking feature of his works is the titles of his paintings. They seem to have a profound connection with the images, depicting the cynicism and the scorn of the artist.
His work is almost in miniature style, painting fetching details on minute canvases. He once claimed that the best of his works stemmed from bouts of depression.
His work is primarily famous for being narrative and is laden with symbols. Trees, caves, old castles, fish, mermaids, and nudes often appear in his paintings and he had been said to have taken inspiration from Picasso, van Goth, Ustad Allah Buksh, Colin David, Amrita Shergill and Sadequain.