Noor Muhammad Qureshi, a breathing marvel part 2
Posted August 25, 2012on:
Many famous and distinguished personalities have commented on his outclass poetry, prose and paintings. Below are the names and their comments about Noor Muhammad Qureshi
Moti Lalwani (artist): “Carrara was the quarry for Michelangelo Water color wash is cararra for Noor. Noor means light and light means life. Life, that dwells in Noor’s art pieces. Art pieces which have been grown in the womb of time.
Calm—–cool—— peace—— silence—- solitude and joy simple landscapes—- or even water color washes.”
Sumeha Malik: “An ambitious artist and one who has made a niche for himself despite artists coming up every other day. We hope that there will be more such thought provoking series from Noor.”
Vali Haider Zakir (artist): “The destructive earthquake of 2005 affected everyone severely. Noor expressed his feelings through his art and receptive poetry.”
Professor Muhammad Raees Alvi (Registrar, Karachi University): “Noor Muhammad has depicted the melancholy of violent earthquake of 2005 in his art and poetry with brush and pen that every eye shed tears. May he live long to portray the life.”
Nahid Raza, artist and Principal, Central Institute of Arts and Crafts, Arts Council of Pakistan, Karachi:” Nor Muhammad Qureshi is based in Sind. He is teaching Art in Baluchistan. He works in multi-dimensions like poetry, Afsana, and Painting. Landscape and Calligraphy are basic subjects in his work. I wish he should paint these victims of earthquake as he wrote in his poetry.”
Fatima Surriyya Bajya, (writer): “one day in burning month of June when I came back from my office I saw a man standing under a tree near my home. He was Noor Muhammad Qureshi. He handed a thin book and some cuttings of newspapers. We came inside my home. He wanted my review and comments on his thin book. But when I read it, I felt its colossal weight. It is heavier than tons of mountains and immeasurable for the human feeling of grief and misery. Each and every page of the booklet is worth ready. It is full of emotions, knowledge and awareness.”
Nusrat Nasarullah: Mr. Noor Muhammad, 42 , teaches Art in Sui Model School, Dera Bugti Baluchistan. He paints, writes Urdu poetry, and acts in radio, stage and television plays. Noor Muhammad is tall, mild mannered and hardworking, so far held four solo exhibitions, including on the tsunami theme.
Dr. Ilyas Ishqui has same praise worthy feelings for Noor.
Qasim Jalali (GM, Pakistan Television, Karachi centre) “Noor Muhammad has given life to his dreams and observation in life through his poetry and paintings.”
Saif-ur-Rehman (Vice President, Arts Council of Pakistan, Karachi) “Noor Muhammad has very delicately expressed the pains of affected in with his brush and pen. His book is a historical, pictorial evidence of the earthquake of 2005”
Tajdar Aadil, (poet, author, and producer Pakistan television) “I am waiting to see how many hearts throb and step forward to lend helping hand to the ailing, now and always when needed.”
Wasi Haider, (artist, critic) “Noor Muhammad is a very sensitive man having a kind warm heart that feels the other’s pain just like his own. He is been successful in transferring his emotions though his art and literature.”
Ziauddin. A. Junejo “ the awesome power of the forces of nature which was unleashed against human civilization in which human beings were powerless has been depicted by the artist in paintings with great insight and accuracy.
Mr. Noor’s use of symbols is very significant. I am reminded of the Surrealist Masters such as Dali Gigantic tears painted by the Artist tragedy conveyed by these paintings.”
Professor Ali Ahmed Fatimi, (Allahabad University, India) “Noor Muhammad is a humane human. His restless soul and friendly nature motivated him to use his brush and pen to show to the world the agony of life.”
Syed Anwar Haider, (Sr. Member of Revenue Sind) “Noor Muhammad used very simple language to express his feelings in poetry and prose. Noor is a great human being who is treading on the highway of life with his aching heart for his fellow beings in pain.”
Naqash Kazmi (Poet) Noor Muhammad is multifaceted man. He has exposed and shook the hearts of us all to feel the bleeding humanity through his paintings and writings.”
Yawer Mehdi retd (Station Director Radio Pakistan Hon. Secretary of Arts Council of Pakistan, Karachi) Noor Muhammad has not only added treasure to Urdu literature he has fulfilled the needs of human sentiments.”
Professor Hassan Abid (Scholar) “basically Noor Muhammad is an artist but he has excelled his abilities equally in other forms of expression like poetry and prose besides paintings. I am sure his book will gain laurels.”
Iqbal Haider (Chairman Josh Academy Gallery, Canada) “In my opinion a true artist is one who feels the pangs of others just like his own. His simple easy languages leave a stirring impact on a reader. I am witness of his genuineness for I know him for more than a quarter of a century. I wish him long healthy life.”
His message is,
Love is the whole thing,
We are only pieces,
Love is the sea of no end,
We are a drop of it.