LAHORE: A painting exhibition titled ‘Walking the city’ by artist Durre Waseem, featuring 41 artworks including five mural paintings, kicked off at the Zulfi’s Art Gallery on Wednesday. Art critic Mian Ejazul Hassan inaugurated the exhibition, which was also attended by Lahore Arts Council Executive Director Captain (r) Atta Muhammad Khan, veteran artist Saeed Akhter and large number of artists, painters and art lovers. Painter Durre Waseem used oil on canvas as a medium for all her artworks catering the theme of street life of big cities. The artist walked through different cities including Lahore, Paris, Venice and California and exhibited what she experienced. Zulfi’s Art Gallery head Zulfiqar Ali Zulfi told Daily Times that the colour theme and subject selection of the artist was very bold and it was quite a treat for young artists, particularly from Lahore, to enjoy meaningful depictions of the historic city through the exhibition. “The artworks fall in the impressionist plus semi-realistic art movement catering the impression of Lahore and other cities using strong brush strokes on canvas, making long-lasting impression on the viewers,” Zulfi added. Artist Saeed Akhter said that a painter paints wherever he or she precieves from geographical localities. The bold approach of the Durre Waseem made the paintings ‘complete’ in the language of arts, he added. National College of Arts associate professor Qudus Mirza said painter Durre Waseem observes the fields of Punjab and boulevards of Paris, and found common aspects in different locations. “New paintings of Duree Waseem brings forth the essence of our views and vision,” he added. The exhibition will continue until Feb 25.