By Ali Usman
LAHORE: Lahore is a romantic city and leaves many visitors mesmerised, said Danish artist Evalajka on Friday.
Evalajka is currently visiting Pakistan. Taking to Daily Times, she said she had always found Lahore fascinating and Lahoris hospitable.
“A stranger in Lahore feels at home and Lahori food is delicious. I go to Regal Chowk to enjoy fruit chaat daily,” she said.
Praising Lahore’s architecture, she said when she visited the Walled City, it had given her immense pleasure and excitement. She said Jahangir’s tomb was a beautiful spot to visit. She said, “Lahore’s historical monuments urge an artist to ponder and draw the best out of it.” She lamented the fact that the Lahore Museum’s unique items were not well kept.
Talking about Lahore’s contemporary scene, she said Pakistani artists were talented. “I have been to the National College of Arts (NCA) and Beaconhouse National University (BNU) and met students who can compete with the very best across the globe.”
She said that Lahore’s traffic was chaotic and that most people did not follow the rules. “People who throw garbage on roads should be educated to keep the environment clean,” she said.
With Pakistani parents, Evalajka was born and brought up in Copenhagen, Denmark. She has been etching, drawing and painting for the last 12 years. This is her first visit to Lahore in 17 years. She has exhibited her work in Copenhagen, London, and Berlin. Her first exhibition in Pakistan will kick off on Tuesday at Rohtas 2.