Silkroad

RAJEEB SAMDANI is on his feet, gesturing towards a hypnotic painting, an asymmetrical stacking of intriguing red and green shapes. ‘Let me give you an example. This work is by Anwar Jalal Shemza, a Pakistani modernist. And this Shemza was highly influenced by Paul Klee,’ he says. His gaze drifts across the wall in the direction of a painting by the Swiss-German artist, similarly geometric but employing a soft palette of pastels. ‘Do you see the connection? There is always a connection.’