LAHORE (PR) - A solo paintings exhibition of internationally reputed Karachi based artist Muhammad Ali Bhatti has been opened at the Revivers Galleria in Gulberg here on Tuesday and is scheduled to continue till April 3. Chairman Artists Association of Punjab Mian Ijazul Hassan inaugurated the paintings exhibition which had been quite appropriately titled as Sound of Colours in line with the prevailing spring season. A number of well-known artists including Saeed Akhtar, Khalid Mahmood, Zarah David, Shafique Farooqui, Quddus Mirza, Taniya Suhail were among those present, evinced keen interest in the paintings displayed and inter-acted with artist Muhammad Ali Bhatti on present trends in the artistic realm of the country. Muhammad Ali Bhatti held PhD in Fine Arts from Ohio University, USA, and Masters in Fine Arts from the Punjab University and had held a number of solo shows and participated in group paintings exhibitions within the country as well as in foreign countries including India, Malaysia, Nepal, Thailand, USA, Singapore, Sharjah (UAE). Bhatti lived in the USA for many years and was now settled in Karachi and had exhibited his art work in a group in Lahore last time in 1988.He was quite happy to exhibit his art work in the cultural capital of Pakistan after more than two decades. I am interested in generating the visual interplay of forms and shapes, subtly moving through one part to another, creating part to part and part to whole relationship in the compositions. I consciously create a line of co-incident in the composition for the sake of binding various elements and enjoy the subtleties of dynamic compositions, synchronizing colour tones, textures with dancing and twisting bold brush strokes. Unlike others, I portray the inner soul of the sitter with a variety of elements, for instance, the choice of complex pallet, capturing emotions, varied moods, sufferings, confusions, hopes and dreams in an ambiguous time and space in contemporary fashion, he added. Owner and curator of the Revivers Galleria, Ms Saira Anjum, told the cultural scribes that on display were some 36 art pieces in the exhibition Sound of Colours which coincided with the spring season.