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|Mughees Riaz, the master of light, graduated with a Masters in Fine Arts in Painting from the Punjab University, Riaz currently teaches painting there. He grew up in a family that was no stranger to the art world: his motherís maternal uncle painted film posters and was renowned for his artwork for the famous film Jugnoo, while his grandfatherís cousin worked out the proportions of the Pakistani flag. His father is a graduate of the National College of Arts, as is one of his brothers, a sculptor, and his wife is a Fine Arts graduate.
He has always been interested in landscape painting, and regards Khalid Iqbal as a mentor. He is also inspired by Monetís rendering of sunset.
Riazís work has steadily appreciated over the last two or three years, so that prices of his paintings have almost tripled. His resume shows an extensive exhibition list which includes galleries around the country as well as group shows of work by Pakistani artists in Korea, Mumbai, England and the US.