When Hafeez Gohar started his career, there was no academy for formal training in fine arts in his hometown Punjgur, in Balochistan and he had to go to the provincial capital for getting admission to the Balochistan University.
Hafeez, a famous Balochi artist, has formally launched his own art institution ‘Gohar Art Academy’ in Punjgur on the eve of independence to teach and share his experiences with young artists.
He has portrayed the lifestyle of the Balochs in a simple yet striking manner on the canvas. His paintings have also been exhibited in other places including at the Karachi Arts Council where he earned fame for his classic presentation of Baloch culture through colors.
He has also shown the tribal, traditional and simple life of Balochs which also bears a close resemblance to the Arabian culture due to proximity to the Arabian Sea.
Rafique Chakar is working with PakVoices as a citizen journalist from Punjgur, Balochistan.