Meet the artist

Raja Najamul Hassan

Born 1970, Paris, France


Largely self-taught, French born Pakistani artist Raja Najam ul Hassan found himself inspired and attracted to drawing and painting since his early childhood. Participating and wining the inter school drawing competitions during his school & college life encouraged him more and compelled his family to allow him to practice art in future more seriously.

Finally he turned his passion in to his profession by starting painting as a whole time artist since 2003 onward. Living in the various parts of the world Hassan is well conversant about his art and his body of work.

Hassan says, “My goal as an artist is to create fine art that brings inspiration & joy to the people around the world. I strongly believe that art has no boundaries neither categories but just to define the body of my work it falls somewhere in realism and impressionism. The whole beautiful world is my studio and the entire nature around me is my mentor. I would love to explore & paint as much as I can in a style which is distinctively my own.”

Working as a full time professional, Hassan has exhibited his work both nationally and internationally in groups and solo shows including karachi, Islamabad, Lahore Venice, Tehran, Singapore, Toronto, Doha, New Jersey and New York.


“When painting, I feel a personal connection with nature. I try to capture the mood, atmosphere, sounds & smells of the landscape around me. My first impression of the scene must stimulate and excites my senses. The process of creating a painting will contain all the
experiences past and present, passion, skill, control & an attempt to capture the fleeting moment in time. For me, painting is a passion and a never ending learning process. And I am so happy spending my life using the gifts Allah has given me. There is a beauty around all around
us, often overlooked by the bustle of everyday living. My landscape paintings are inspired by my great love for nature.

I strongly believe that, the great art not only speaks to your imagination but also calls your heart & soul. To me, there is nothing like the excitement of creating a painting and love the idea of producing something that people can enjoy beyond a life time”

Solo Exhibitions

2004 – “Expressions” at Twin Towers Gallery, Dubai, UAE.
2005 – “Through my Eyes” La Gallerie, Allianc’e Francaise, Doha, Qatar.
2005 – Gulmohar Art Gallery, Karachi, Pakistan.
2005 – “Through my eyes” La Gallerie, Allianc’e Francaise, Islamabad, Pakistan.
2005 – “Through my eyes” La Underground, Allianc’e Francaise, Lahore, Pakistan.
2006 – Laleh Art Gallery, Tehran, Iran.
2007 – Nomad Art Gallery, Islamabad, Pakistan.
2007 – French Centre Faisalabad, organized by Embassy of France, Islamabad, Pakistan.
2011 – “Roads Less Traveled”, Jharoka Art Gallery Islamabad, Pakistan.
2016 – “Painting the world around him”, My Art World Gallery, Islamabad, Pakistan.
2017 – “Intimate Landscapes”, Unicorn Gallery, Lahore, Pakistan
2018 – “The Distance I Travelled”, Z Gallery, Dubai, UAE.

Group Exhibitions

2003 – “Dubai International Art Center’s 48th Members Exhibitions, Gallery 76, Dubai, U.A.E.
2004 – DIAC’s 49th Members Exhibition, Wafi City, Dubai, U.A.E.
2004 – “Art of the Soul” 3 man show by Original & Unique Art Gallery Dubai, Hotel
Intercontinental, Dubai, U.A.E.
2005 – “5 man show at “Eye For Art” gallery, Karachi, Pakistan.
2005 – “Summer Art Show” Nomad Art Gallery, Islamabad, Pakistan.
2005 – “Young artist” at Studio 542, Islamabad, Pakistan.
2005 – “Grand Group Show” at Gulmohar Art Gallery, Karachi, Pakistan.
2005 – 8th National Show of Artist Association of Punjab, Alhamra Art Gallery, Lahore
2006 – Inaugrational Group Show at Native Art Gallery, Lahore, Pakistan.
2006 – DAWN Life Styles Exhibition on behalf of PNCA, Convention Centre Islamabad,
2007 – National Group Show at Nomad Art Gallery, Islamabad, Pakistan.
2007 – 3rd Annual Show, Gulmohar Art Gallery, Karachi, Pakistan.
2007 – “Contemporary Art For Pakistan” Eye For Art Gallery, NewYork, USA.
2007 – Tribute Show, Canvas Art Gallery, Karachi, Pakistan.
2007 – Group Show, Jhroka Art Gallery, Islamabad, Pakistan.
2008 – “Landscape Art”, Ejaz Galleries, Lahore, Pakistan.
2008 – “Contemporary artist of Pakistan”, gallery 6, Islamabad, Pakistan.
2008 – 3 Man show at TANZARA gallery, Islamabad, Pakistan
2008 – “ IN SEARCH OF…”, 5 man show at 4Walls Art Gallery, Dubai,U.A.E.
2008 – “Summer Show”, Group Exhibition, Nomad Art Gallery, Islamabad, Pakistan.
2009 – “new horizons”, 5 man show at Jharoka Art Gallery, Islamabad, Pakistan.
2009 – Mega Group Show at Gulmohar Art Gallery, Karachi, Pakistan.
2009 – “Artists of Pakistan”, at StreetsVille Gallery, Ontario, Toronto, Canada.
2009 – Faces. Traces. Places, at Galleria 919, Karachi, Pakistan.
2010 – “Expressions” Revivers Galleria Lahore, Pakistan.
2010 – “Art within and beyond Pakistan” Singapore.
2010 – “Poetic Strokes” Dubai, UAE.
2011 – “the 5 Provinces”, National Group Show, Vogue Art Gallery Lahore, Pakistan.
2012 – Annual Group Show, Gulmohar Art Gallery, Karachi, Pakistan.
2012 – “the great outdoors” Oyster Art Gallery, Lahore, Pakistan.
2013 – “bend in the scapes” SATRANG GALLERY, Islamabad, Pakistan.
2014 – “Spring Scapes at Royaat” Royaat Gallery, Lahore, Pakistan.
2014 – “Contemporary Landscapes” Coopera Art Gallery, Lahore, Pakistan.
2015 -“Colors of Soil” Grand Group Show, Oyster Art Gallery, Lahore, Pakistan.
2015 – “Annual Group Show” at Gulmohar Art Gallery, Karachi, Pakistan.
2016 – “Kleidoscope” 5 Man Show, Dubai, U.A.E.
2016 – “BETWEEN HEAVEN AND EARTH” Taseer Art Gallery, Lahore, Pakistan.
2016 – Climate Change & Art Retreat in Sawat”, gallery 6, Islamabad, Pakistan.
2016 – Trunk Show by Treasure Trove”, Dubai, U.A.E.
2017 – WATER”, Royaat Gallery, Lahore, Pakistan.
2017- WORLD ART DUBAI, Dubai, U.A.E.
2017 – “Diverse Visions”, Exclusive Group Show, Tanzara Gallery, Islamabad, Pakistan.
2017 – INNER PALETTE”, a charity group show of eminent artists of Pakistan PNCA at Shakir
Ali Museum, Lahore.
2017- “Made in Pakistan”, Contemporary Art from Pakistan, Al-Hamra Art Centre, New
Jersey, U.S.A
2017 – “FACES PLACES”, Studio Seven Gallery, Dubai, UAE.
2018 – “NATURE”, Cartoon Art Gallery, Dubai, UAE.
2018 – SPECTRUM”, Omani Fine Arts Society, Muscat, Oman.
2018 – SOUQ-2018”, Etihad Modern Art Gallery, Abu Dhabi, UAE.
2018 – Rang-e-Bahar”, Grand Group Show, Oyster Art Gallery, Lahore, Pakistan.
2018 – 11 Statements”, Musawir Art Gallery, Lahore, Pakistan.
2018 – Imagio Mundi Project”, Venice BENIELLE, Venice, Italy.
2018 – ART For Education”, Palazzo Versace Hotel, Dubai, UAE.
2019 – 1×1 Contemporary”, Full Circle Gallery, Karachi, Pakistan.
2019 – ”Pakistan at 100”, World Bank, Islamabad, Pakistan.
2020 – “PHENOMENAL TREAT”, Ejaz Art Gallery, Lahore, Pakistan.
2022 – “ SPRING WILL COME” gallery 6, Islamabad.Pakistan.

Special Shows

2004 – International Equestrian Painting exhibition, at Abu Dhabi, International Exhibition Centre, Abu Dhabi, UAE.
2004 – DIAC’s selected member’s exhibition, Jumeirah Plaza, Dubai, U.A.E
2005 – “Art for a Noble Cause” national Fund raising exhibition at Ejaz Galleries, Lahore, Pakistan.
2005 – “Fund raiser” national exhibition at Nomad Art Gallery, Islamabad, Pakistan.
2005 – “Art Aid” National exhibition in collaboration of PTV & Hunerkada, at convention center, Islamabad. Pakistan.
2015 – “Our Kashmir” Grand Group Show Organized by Govt. of Azad Jammu & Kashmir, Islamabad, Pakistan
2016 – “Art for Education”, Open auction for Charity, British Embassy, Islamabad, Pakistan.
2017 – “PINKRIBBON Fund Raising Art Auction”, Karachi, Pakistan.
2017 – Selected For “EMIGO MUNDI PROJECT PAKISTAN” 2018, Venice, Italy.
2017 – Exclusive Solo Show at Embassy of United States of America, Islamabad, Pakistan.
2018 – “ART FOR EDUCATION” Live Auction by DUBAI CARES & TCF DUBAI, Dubai, UAE.
2019 – “An Exploration of CHILD LABOUR Through Visual Art, in collaboration with Ryerson
University, Bond Place Hotel, Toronto, Canada.
2019 – “EARTH DAY” Visual Arts Exhibition by Dubai Municipality, Dubai, UAE.
2019 – Pop-up Show by ARTE, Dubai Design District, Dubai, UAE.
2019 – “DOSTI” UAE National Day Exhibition, PAD Auditorium, Dubai, UAE.
2022 – “ART FOR A CAUSE”, Ramzan Art Auction, in Collaboration with Pakistan Association Dubai, Islamic Affairs & Charitable Activities Department & Pakistan Medical Centre,
Dubai, UAE.
2022 – ART FOR HUMANITY” O Art Space, Lahore, Pakistan.


Dubai International Art Centre, Dubai U.A.E.
Artist Association of Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan.

Representing Galleries

Ejaz Art Gallery
Tanzara Gallery
Themajlis Gallery
Rungg Gallery