Title: Krishna for Marilyn ll, Medium: Watercolour & ball point on wasli, Size: 13.2 x 20.7 inches, Contact: info@unicorngalleryblog.com

Waseem Ahmed

Waseem Ahmed is a modern miniaturist based in Germany. Born in Hyderabad, Pakistan (1976) Waseem graduated from National College of Arts in 2000 with “Honors” in the field of Miniature Painting. He mixes Mughal tradition, fusing it with modern elements and through his work he comments on contemporary socio-political […]

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Waseem Ahmed

Waseem Ahmed is a modern miniaturist based in Germany. Born in Hyderabad, Pakistan (1976) Waseem graduated from National College of Arts in 2000 with “Honors” in the field of Miniature Painting. He mixes Mughal tradition, fusing it with modern elements and through his work he comments on contemporary socio-political […]

Title: Half Truths, Year: 2016, Medium: Gouache and gold leaf on wasli, Size: Diptych 24.3 x 9.7 inches, Contact: info@unicorngalleryblog.com

Ayesha Durrani

Ayesha Durrani is a modern miniaturist. She graduated in 2003 from the National College of Arts with a BFA. Ayesha has held several international exhibitions including at Aicon Gallery New York and Gallery 27 Cork Street, London, Dubai, New Delhi etc. Ayesha Durrani draws out feminist topics through […]

Title: I'm Still Beautiful, Year: 2016, Medium: Gouache, silver leaf and laser on wasli, Size: 27 x 21 inches, Contact: info@unicorngalleryblog.com

Ayesha Durrani

  Ayesha Durrani is a modern miniaturist. She graduated in 2003 from the National College of Arts with a BFA. Ayesha has held several international exhibitions including at Aicon Gallery New York and Gallery 27 Cork Street, London, Dubai, New Delhi etc. Ayesha Durrani draws out feminist topics […]

Title: When the Iron Ladies Met, Year: 2016, Medium: Gouache on wasli, Size: 22.2 x 16.4 inches, Contact: info@unicorngalleryblog.com

Attiya Shaukat

  Attiya Shaukat has a BFA in Fine Arts from National College of Arts as well as from the Lahore College of Women. Through her work she explores her personal narrative. Having suffered paralysis, the artist highlights images of spines, vertebrae and mechanical parts. Attiya uses the age-old tradition […]

Title: Lucky Hands, Year: 2016, Medium: Gold & gouache on wasli, Size: 5.7 x 13.2 inches, Contact: info@unicorngalleryblog.com

Attiya Shaukat

Attiya Shaukat has a BFA in Fine Arts from National College of Arts as well as from the Lahore College of Women. Through her work she explores her personal narrative. Having suffered paralysis, the artist highlights images of spines, vertebrae and mechanical parts. Attiya uses the age-old tradition of […]

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Rind

A.S Rind is a popular artist amongst art collectors. Having graduated with a BFA in Fine Arts in 1988 from Central Institute of Arts and Crafts Karachi, the artist has participated in several group and solo exhibitions at galleries in Karachi, Lahore, Islamabad and abroad. Rind is known for […]

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Khalid Iqbal

Khalid Iqbal (1929-2014) was born in 1929 and has always been a believer in representational painting. Khalid Iqbal paints through a process of acute observation and an understanding and feeling for his subject matter. He painted in Lahore for more than forty years before his death. Khalid Iqbal’s […]

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Hajra

Hajra is one of today’s most established leading Pakistani artists. With a Diploma in Fine Arts from Government College of Art and Craft, Lucknow in 1964, Hajra is thre recipient of numerous art awards including Karachi Arts Exhibition at Arts Council, Karachi in 1966 and in 1982, she got the […]

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Mansoor Rahi

Mansoor Rahi is a senior painter born in 1939 in West Bengal. The artist graduated from Government College of Art and Craft in Dhaka and is known for his figurative Cubist paintings. Rahi held his first exhibition in 1957 and has exhibited extensively in Dhaka, Tokyo, Karachi, Peshawar, […]

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Ijaz Ul Hassan

Mian Ijaz Ul Hassan had teachers like Moyene Najmi and Khalid Iqbal during his school days. He has a history of more than forty years of painting behind him. In his early years he seems to have been influenced by Gaugin, but he was experimenting all the time. […]

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Abdul Hayee

Abdul Hayee is a well known watercolourist. With a diploma in Fine Arts from Karachi School of Arts (1971) the artist paints cityscape and landscape on location particularly in dock areas, malir, west wharf, capturing the light and shade of the scenery. The artist has exhibited in numerous […]

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Gulgee

Gulgee (born 1926 died 2007) was an award winning master artist famous for his abstract action and calligraphy paintings. Gulgee was a trained Engineer by Profession and a self-taught artist; he received acclaim for his realistic portraits and commissions most notably those of the Royal Family and Prince […]

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Hanif Shahzad

  Hanif Shahzad is a senior painter best known for his cityscape paintings of Karachi. The artist has participated in a number of exhibitions and enjoys immense popularity amongst art collectors. Hanif Shahzad is a Karachi School of Art graduate and won first prize in a KSA competition […]

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Abrar Ahmed

Abrar Ahmed is an established painter and a renowned name in the art world. His illustrative paintings and drawings have been exhibited widely across Pakistan and abroad at leading art galleries. Abrar enjoys immense popularity amongst collectors. The artist has over a period of time developed an individual […]

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Khalid Iqbal

Khalid Iqbal was born in 1929 and has always been a believer in representational painting. Khalid Iqbal paints through a process of acute observation and an understanding and feeling for his subject matter. He painted in Lahore for more than forty years before his death. Khalid Iqbal’s influence […]

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Mohammad Ali Talpur

Mohammad Ali Talpur (born 1976) is a minimalist artist who has participated in a number of exhibitions including Art & Public gallery, Geneva, XVA gallery, Dubai, Finsbury Park, England, Shanghai Art Fair, Dubai Art Fair, and Hong Kong art fair and others. The artist graduated from National College […]

Title: In between Medium: Gouache on wasli Contact: info@unicorngalleryblog.com

Asif Ahmed

Asif Ahmed  graduated from National College of Art in 2004 with a  BFA 1st Division, Distinction in Miniature Painting. The artist has participated in several group and solo exhibitions in Pakistan and abroad. His modern miniatures explore traditional art, political intrigue, power and blending history with the modern.  […]

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The Culture Trip

For a gallery specialising in the history of Pakistani painting, Unicorn Gallery is probably the best choice in Karachi. Founded by art critic Seemah Niaz, the gallery was inaugurated with an outstanding collective exhibition which presented works by some of the most distinguished Pakistani painters, including Ahmed Parvez, Bashir Mirza, Abdur Rahman Chughtai and master calligrapher Sadequain. A recent exhibition displayed works by Ghulam Rasul, an influential Pakistani landscape painter. Unicorn Gallery is also active in the preservation of the history of regional painting by way of a prolific production of art monographs and books, which can be bought directly at the bookshop found in the gallery.

Niilofur Farrukh 'Pioneering perspectives' gender politics at Art Book Fair 2012, Unicorn Gallery

The Express Tribune

To encourage dialogue and debate between critics, artists and readers and to create awareness about Pakistani art history, the Unicorn Gallery organised the first art book fair of Pakistan…

The fair is one of the gallery’s most popular events, enjoying wide popularity in Pakistan and abroad. It is open to all, and attended by arts and non-arts professionals who interact with a panel of art experts. It is a scholarly event aimed to give back to the community and create a better understanding and awareness of Pakistani art.

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