Haider Ali is a Pakistani painter best known for his work in the distinctive truck art style, a popular form of regional decoration in South Asia featuring elaborate floral patterns and calligraphy on vehicles.
Haider painted this hybrid car in front of the Museum of Fine Arts, freehand. The images on the right side of the car are traditional motifs from Pakistan – mountains, a peacock, a partridge.
The images on the left are from Florida – a Sandhill Crane, and the Everglades.
Keep a lookout, and you’ll see this car at arts events in St. Pete and beyond.
Haider Ali gained international attention in 2002 when he worked on the first authentic Pakistani truck in North America for the Smithsonian. He’s since exhibited at museums and institutions globally.
His truck art mural will be a Bright Spot in partnership with Carmada.
A conversation with Haider Ali about Truck Art – thinkloud65.wordpress.com/2013/06/21/truck-artist-haider-ali
A feature about Haider Ali on KCET Los Angeles – kcet.org/shows/artbound/haider-ali-the-king-of-pakistani-truck-painting
Follow Haider Ali on Twitter @truck_artist
Follow Haider Ali on Instagram @truck_artist