Sunday, 16 October 2011


Dear All Please be ware, my sabirnazar@hotmail account is hacked.

Sabir Nazar
Editorial Cartoonist,
Pakistan Today
4 Shahra-e-Fatima Jinnah
Lahore, Pakistan

Sunday, 6 February 2011


The symbols of this painting are derived from the legend of Raja Risalu,
brother of Puran Bhagat..who goes to play with Raja Sirkup who had
trained mice to tamper with the pieces of chausar...Raja Risalu brings a
cat with him to counter the evil machinations of Raja Sirkup. Today the
... cat is sleeping!

Tuesday, 6 July 2010


watercolor 18"X30"


watercolor 12"X18" Sold

Thursday, 11 February 2010

Thursday, 21 January 2010

Tuesday, 29 September 2009

Shah Lal Hussain

Watercolor, 18X24"

Thursday, 13 August 2009

Puran bhagat

watercolor 18X24 inches

Thursday, 6 August 2009


Ranjha is a recurrent symbol in Punjabi poetry. It wouldn't be out of place to call it an architype. Ranjha is creative; he is a musician and committed to his cause (Heer). He crosses the river (the divide of class, ownership and traditions) to meet Heer. He crosses the river between given relationships and relationship of choice. He is a faqir who lands in a barren garden that becomes green. He is a symbol of productivity and fertility. His flute plays the sur of consciousness. Five saints (punj peer) (five senses) bless him with Heer. His breath creates magic through the flute and captures the minds and hearts of people because of the truthfulness of his art. Flute is the symbol of creation of universe. The breath blown into flute comes out in the form of different musical tones, similarly the reality is one but its outward manifestations are different.


We are as the flute, and the music in us is from thee;
we are as the mountain and the echo in us is from thee. (Rumi)

Monday, 3 August 2009

Mall Road

Watercolor 18X24"

Friday, 31 July 2009

Golden deer

water color 12X18"

Ahmad khan kharral

water color 18X24"

Friday, 24 July 2009

Blue Ranjha

Watercolor on paper
size: 12X18 inches

Friday, 17 July 2009

Charkha 1

Watercolor 12X18"

Friday, 19 June 2009

Monday, 1 June 2009

Ranjha in a Garden


In our folk lore there is a constant theme of
a Faqir landing in a barren and infertile garden, while the women of the city are infertile and domestic animals stop producing milk. I interpret this folk lore as an absence of creativity in society. The parasites rule in this land and therefore productivity stops. Ranjha is creative, a lover and revolts against all the oppressing system. The blossoming of the garden after the arrival of Ranjha is the seed of change. snake and peocock are the vehicles that take him to the tree of knowledge

Thursday, 21 May 2009

tree of knowledge


I have done this painting in the context of our recent religious extremism in muslim world - Sabir Nazar

Saturday, 21 February 2009

River Ravi

watercolors, 12"X18". this painting is inspired by the goddesses of jamuna. Sabir

Tuesday, 17 February 2009


Water colors, 12"X18"