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Shiblee Munir

Artist: Shiblee Munir. Medium: Mixed media on wasli. Year: 2018. Contact: info@unicorngalleryblog.com

Shiblee Muneer was born in Jhang, Pakistan in a family of artists, in which miniature painting has been practiced for centuries. The family legend has it that Muneerʼs ancestors followed the first Mughal Emperor Babur from their native Afghanistan to Persia and then India, as part of his team of painters and calligraphers. The painting tradition in Muneerʼs family is passed from generation to generation. In addition to being a practicing artist, Muneer lectures at the Institute of Visual Arts & Design of the Lahore College for Women University (LCWU), curates exhibitions and pursues MS leading to PhD in studio practice at The University of Punjab. Finally, Muneer trains children in miniature painting so that they carry on the ancient family tradition into the future. Muneer considers himself a guardian of miniature painting tradition but he also finds inspiration in postmodernist philosophy and new techniques: computer graphics, digitally manipulated images, hyper-realistic painting and collage. His experiments with enriching strict cannons of miniature painting with contemporary techniques to convey 21st century messages are so brilliant that they gained him a place on the list of “Asiaʼs 10 Most Inspiring Visual Artists” according to the Asia magazine in 2014.

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Shiblee Munir

Artist: Shiblee Munir. Medium: Gouache on wasli. Year: 2018. Contact: info@unicorngalleryblog.com

SHIBLEE MUNIR is a popular contemporary artist with a background in miniature painting. In his work, the artist uses the formalist methods of Mughal court atelier artists. An age old technique, imbibing all the classical principles. His artworks address issues of today; our biases, reading of history, cultural imperialism, religion and politics etc.

Shiblee Munir also has academic degrees from the Naqsh School of Arts and Beaconhouse National University. In addition to being a practicing artist, Muneer lectures at the Institute of Visual Arts & Design of the Lahore College for Women University (LCWU), curates exhibitions and pursues Ms leading to Ph.D in studio practice at the University of Punjab.

The artist has held a number of major international art exhibitions. His work is a must collect. For more about his available artworks email us on: info@unicorngalleryblog.com

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Sadequain

Sadequain is Pakistan’s most renowned master artist. Sadequain’s paintings and murals are in major museums and organizations and he is considered a leading pioneer in modern Pakistani art movement. A number of publications are available on the life and art of Sadequain. The artist won several awards for his work including:Tamgha-e-Imtiaz in 1960 from Government of Pakistan, Biennale de Paris in 1961 from Government of France, President’s Medal of Honor in 1962 and Cultural Award from Government of Australia in 1975. EMAIL: info@unicorngalleryblog.com

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Ismail Gulgee

Artist: Gulgee Email: unicorngallery@gmail.com

Gulgee (1926 – 2007) is Pakistan’s most action calligraphy artist. Recipient of Pride of performance, Sitara-e-Imtiaz, Hilal-e-Imtiaz, the artist received several awards and international acknowledgement during his lifetime. His work featured prominently in art publications and the artist rose to global fame in his lifetime. Originally having been trained as an engineer, Gulgee is a self-taught artist of calligraphy, abstracts and his renowned lapuz lazuli portraits.

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‘INSCAPE’ exploring inner landscapes by Soraya Sikander

UNICORN GALLERY is delighted to present ‘INSCAPE’, an exhibition of new nature-based paintings on 28 FEBRUARY 2017 by contemporary land/seascape painter Soraya Sikander.

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Read the Artist’s statement on her work: unicorn-gallery-soraya-sikander-artist-statement

 

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New paintings at Unicorn

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Gulgee

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Title: Allah Medium: Oil on canvas Contact: info@unicorngalleryblog.com

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 Aga Khan. Ismail Gulgee was the receipient of Pride of Performance, Sitara-e-Imtiaz (twice), Hilal-e-Imtiaz and other artist awards and prizes.  The artist’s work was widely exhibited internationally during his lifetime and Gulgee is a leading name in the Pakistani art world. His paintings are in the collection of major art collectors worldwide. Gulgee’s paintings have featuring in every major international auction including: Christie’s, Sotheby’s, Bonhams etc.

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Mohammad Ali Talpur

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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 of Arts in 1998 with a Bachelor’s in Fine Arts. M Ali Talpur was resident artist at the Khoj International Public Art Residency in Delhi in 2006. His line drawings or ‘lakereen’ are drawn in felt tip pen on paper or ink or pencil. His current work or series reflects ‘art without content’ going back to the craft of drawing. Mohammad Ali Talpur’s drawings have been auctioned at major auction houses internationally.

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Ahmed Khan

Title: La ilah Medium: Oil & enamel paint on board Size: 24 by 24 Contact: info@unicorngalleryblog.com
Title: La ilah-Gold Medium: Oil & enamel paint on board Size: 23 by 23 Contact: info@unicorngalleryblog.com

 

Ahmed Khan (born 1938 Sahjehan Pur, UP, India) joined National College of Arts as a lecturer in 1963 till 1988. The artist was also Head of Department at the NCA. Ahmed Khan’s work has been widely exhibited in Pakistan and abroad, his original individualistic calligraphy style has led to his paintings being auctioned internationally at impressive prices. Ahmed Khan has received a number of awards and prizes for his work including:  1996  Shakir Ali Award, highest recognition for the best modern painter of the year 1987  Awarded first prize in painting Lahore Biennials International Exhibition 1983-84  Awarded first prize in sculpture National Exhibition Islamabad 1976  Awarded Fellowship National College of Arts Lahore 1963  Kipling Award, highest recognition for best graduate of the National College of Arts. For further information or to inquire about this painting call (+9221) 35831220, (+9221) 35877625.

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Mohammad Ali Talpur

Title: Untitled Size: 21.5 by 29.5 Contact: info@unicorngalleryblog.com

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 of Arts in 1998 with a Bachelor’s in Fine Arts. M Ali Talpur was resident artist at the Khoj International Public Art Residency in Delhi in 2006. His line drawings or ‘lakeeren’ are drawn in felt tip pen on paper or ink or pencil. His current work or series reflects ‘art without content’ going back to the craft of drawing. Mohammad Ali Talpur’s drawings have been auctioned at major auction houses internationally.

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Sadequain

Title: Lady looking in mirror Medium: Print on jute Contact: info@unicorngalleryblog.com
Title: Crucifixion Medium: Print on jute Contact: info@unicorngalleryblog.com
Title: Calligraphy landscape Medium: Print on jute Contact: info@unicorngalleryblog.com
Title: The crow Medium: Print on jute Contact: info@unicorngalleryblog.com

 Sadequain is Pakistan’s most renowned master artist. Sadequain’s paintings and murals are in major museums and organizations and he is considered a leading pioneer in modern Pakistani art movement. A number of publications are available on the life and art of Sadequain. The artist won several awards for his work including:Tamgha-e-Imtiaz in 1960 from Government of Pakistan, Biennale de Paris in 1961 from Government of France, President’s Medal of Honor in 1962 and Cultural Award from Government of Australia in 1975.