From the highways to the skies: Pakistan’s famous truck art goes airborne – art and culture

Pakistan’s famous truck art will transfer from its highways to the skies, as a flying academy is portray a two-seater Cessna plane with the vibrant method.

With elaborate and flamboyant motifs, Pakistani truck art has impressed gallery exhibitions overseas and prompted shops in Western cities to promote miniatures.

“We want to show the world that Pakistan is not all about Financial Action Task Force (FATF) and terrorism issues; it a very diverse country and a land of opportunities,” Imran Aslam Khan, chief working officer of Sky Wings, a flight coaching organisation, informed Reuters.

He additionally plans to paint different plane, with the goal of selling tourism in Pakistan.

Such art has develop into considered one of Pakistan’s greatest-recognized cultural exports in recent times. UNESCO, for instance, has been utilizing truck art, blended with indigenous themes, to promote women’ schooling in a northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.

“The world is familiar with our truck art representation; now, with this aircraft, our colours will fly in the air. We are really excited,” Haider Ali, the artist portray the plane, informed Reuters at the academy’s hangar.

Trained by his father, Ali, 40, has been adorning vans since his childhood and is now considered one of the most distinguished such painters in Pakistan.

Ali hopes to paint an Airbus or Boeing plane in the future, saying a possibility to work on such gargantuan planes would really be a studying expertise.

(This story has been printed from a wire company feed with out modifications to the textual content. )

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