Maurizio Boscheri

Public Event & Mural Painting

August 2016

in collaboration with the Consulate d’Italia & Civil Aviation Authority

Italian artist Maurizio Boscheri exhibited his work at the Mohatta Palace Museum Gallery to aid in raising sufficient funds for WWF (World Wildlife Fund) Pakistan, as well as to increase awareness on endangered species of the country. During Boscheri’s stay in Karachi, he was enthusiastic with participating in the ‘Walls of Peace’ project to help counter extremist propaganda written over the city’s walls. As the artist is deeply connected to wildlife and preserving the natural habitat of a country, Boscheri created a composition with Pakistan’s national animal the Markhor (also known as the ‘screw horn goat’) to be painted at the Jinnah International Airport, in order to project a sense of pride and ownership within citizens and travelers. Boscheri collaborated with artist Phool Gee and his team of truck artists which lead to a lasting friendship between the duo. The composition focuses on the natural wildlife of Pakistan which is deeply ignored and unrecognized by many. Boscheri and Phool Gee’s team tackled this twenty-foot-wide mural in just 2 weeks and worked continuously to accomplish the final product. The project was supported and enabled by the Italian Consulate General Gianluca Rubagotti who had invited Boscheri and his curator to Pakistan and generously offered the mural as a gift to the Civil Aviation Authorities of Pakistan.

About the Artist:

Maurizio Boscheri was born in Mezzolombardo di Trento, Italy and is a self-taught artist. A frequent traveler, he enjoys working with acrylics on canvas upon returning from one of his numerous a voyages.

Some of his works have been auctioned by Sotheby’s in Lisbon, and his current works may be found in numerous private collections, institutions and museums in Italy and internationally. He lives in Rovereto, Trento – Italy, where he works in his studio. His passion for the tropics has never abandoned him, and whenever possible he spends long periods in Sri Lanka, in his art studio immersed in the lush greenery of the island.