Eye for Art’s heritage begins in Karachi in 2004. Founded by Ali Haider and Jawaid Haider and inaugurated by Zaro Gulgee, the gallery space has long been recognized as the leading venue for old master paintings from Pakistan. The gallery seeks to emphasize those artists whose groundbreaking practice has paved the way for modern & contemporary discourse in South Asian Art, pushing forward the founding fathers of these ideas and their innovations. In recent years, the gallery has also featured work by artists from India and Bangladesh, with events dedicated to artists who were part of the Progressive Artists Group of Bombay.
The Gallery has held numerous solo shows in Karachi which have been attended and reviewed by both domestic and international audiences. Recent shows include unique exhibitions featuring Sadequain, Ismail Gulgee, Jamil Naqsh, Ahmed Parvez and Bashir Mirza. We’re also pleased to have consigned works to the the major auction houses for their exhibitions in Dubai, London, and New York. Many of these works have come from important collections and institutions around the world which we source from.
Our New York Gallery offers one of the first dedicated art spaces to art from the Subcontinent in the West.