The exuberant and flamboyant style Pakistani Truck Art is a legitimate and distinct folk art, which represents the values and aspirations of vast majorities of ordinary truck drivers and artists especially from the mountainous tribal areas in the Northern part of the country.
Anjum Rana represents the new Pakistani woman entrepreneurial and creative with an eye for the extraordinary in ordinary everyday life. She has made it her goal to bring this art into the mainstream, into our homes, and give it the recognition it so richly deserves.
It is this discerning eye that has always made her appreciate what most of us dismiss or even ridicule or take for granted at best.
Anjum Rana has employed master truck painters and directs them in painting their richly textured motifs on everyday objects such as kettles, lanterns, oil-lamps, boxes garden furniture, walls, fans and object d’art.
Many of these painters were giving up this art due to a lack of patronage as modern photo-printed advertisements on buses and vans become more popular. Some Master Artisans were unable to continue painting since climbing these buses becomes physically challenging due to age. Now, they are able to paint and train apprentices due to this new arena developed by Tribal Truck Arts initiative.
The team conducts workshops where painters demonstrate on board and the students attending the workshop then copy the work on objects .This is done with mostly children above the age of 15 years and above.
Rana anjum explains to them what each motif means and its significance in truck art while the painters walk around and show each person how to paint in this unique form .
THE TRIBAL PAKISTANI ART TRUCK have held shows
in Glasgow ,London,Santa Fe, Amman, Beirut, Kolkotta ,Chennai , Delhi , Jaipur .Recently held shows in Jakarta ,Indonesia ,promoted by Pakistan Embassy Indonesia and Unesco
Below pictures taken in Indonesia
In 2008 received the UNESCO AWARD, SEAL OF EXCELLENCE IN HANDICRAFTS .
Tribal truck art was featured in MEA, inflight magazine for three months in 2012.
The Royal family of Jordan was very encouraging and we had many orders to paint over furniture and other items for them .
Tribal Truck can perform any kind of art from the wall painting to the Christmas decorations
Jean Francois Lesage a famous Parisian embroiderer ordered five types of figures to be made in steel and reflector tape which is another art form used in decorating trucks , We got a message from Christian Loubiton that he was very happy to see the pieces .
This wonderful, handmade, one-of-a kind item is an example of truck art rooted in our cultural tradition. Tribal Truck Art has made a positive impact on the life of the artists and their families.
We at Tribal Truck Art hope that you will give us the opportunity to show truck art as an art form as well as a vehicle for positive change.
The mission of Tribal Truck Art is to foster economic and cultural sustainability for truck artists and truck art worldwide, and to create intercultural exchange opportunities that unite the people of the world.
TRIBAL ART TRUCK AND ANJUM RANA ARE INTERESTED IN PAINTING VEHICLES ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD AND PARTICIPATING TO EXHIBTIONS IN WHICH THEY ARE PRESENTING THE OBJECTS THEY ARE CREATING. LOOKING FOR ANY KIND OF PARTNERSHIP WITH SCHOOLS OR UNIVERSITIES WHERE THEY CAN HELD WORKSHOPS..
Get in touch for any proposal…
In 2015 the team was performing in Paris check the link
tel in Pakistan 00923008265388