Waseem Ahmed

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

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 events. Waseem has participated in several solo and group shows all over the world. His work has also been auctioned in prestigious auction houses internationally.

To purchase this work please email: info@unicorngalleryblog.com or call 0092 300 8260580

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Ayesha Durrani

Title: I'm Still Beautiful, Year: 2016, Medium: Gouache, silver leaf and laser on wasli, Size: 27 x 21 inches, Contact: info@unicorngalleryblog.com
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 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 her work exploring themes of female bondage and arranged marriages in Pakistani culture.

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Attiya Shaukat

Title: When the Iron Ladies met, Year: 2016, Medium: Gouache on wasli, Size: 22.2 x 16.4 inches, Contact: info@unicorngalleryblog.com
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 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 miniature painting and incorporates it into modern context.

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Attiya Shaukat

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

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 miniature painting and incorporates it into modern context.

To purchase this work please email: info@unicorngalleryblog.com or call 0092 300 8260580

 

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Abrar Ahmed

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Title: Untitled Medium: Oil on canvas Size: 24 by 24 inches Contact: info@unicorngalleryblog.com

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 style and a new visual vocabulary that is inspired by his native culture.

 

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.

Imran Mudassar

Imran Mudassar Title: Untitled Medium: Mixed media on wasli Contact: info@unicorngalleryblog.com

Imran Mudassar has Bachelors in Fine Arts with a Distinction from National College of Arts, and was awarded the Award of Excellence by Alhamra Art Gallery, Lahore. He has shown in Art Hong Kong (2010), “Assemble Reassemble”, Devi Art Foundation, New Delhi (2010). He has completed a residency at the Visual Art Collective (Khoj International Artists Residency), Banglore, and has had two solo exhibitions in Pakistan as well as participating in various group shows.

Safdar Ali Qureshi

Safdar Ali Qureshi graduated from the National College of Arts in 2005. Born in Larkana, Sindh, he is currently a visiting faculty member teaching miniature painting at the Centre of Excellence in Arts Design, MUET, Jamshoro. Safdar Ali Qureshi’s work involves a revival of traditional skills with the experimentation of contemporary viewpoints and technology. Safdar Ali Qureshi has shown his work prominently at the India Art Fair.

Amjad Ali Talpur

Amjad Ali Talpur-Gouache on Wasli on Cardboard.5x6 (2)
Title: Mughal Princess portrait Medium: Gouache on wasli on cardboard Size: 5 by 6 inches Contact: info@unicorngalleryblog.com

 

Amjad Ali Talpur-Gouache on Wasli on Cardboard.5x6
Title: Mughal Prince portrait Medium: Gouache on wasli on cardboard Size: 5 by 6 inches Contact: info@unicorngalleryblog.com

 

Amjad Ali Talpur trained in miniature from the National College of Arts, Lahore. He teaches and practices at Jamshoro Sindh and his grid miniatures explore themes of country, culture, history, mughal and Islamic identity. The artist’s socio-political miniatures have been widely exhibited internationally.

Unver Shafi

Unver Shafi oil on canvas 15x15
Medium: Oil on canvas Size: 15 by 15 Contact: info@unicorngalleryblog.com

 

Unver Shafi is a painter of light and shade, large abstract works, urban fairytales, form and movement. The artist graduated in 1984 from Kenyon College, U.S.A. with a B.A. in English Literature. Well known for his Fabulist series. Unver’s work has enjoyed immense popularity amongst collectors. The artist’s paintings have been auctioned internationally including by the auction house Bonhams.

Major Miniaturists 20 – 30 November 2014

Unicorn Gallery requests the pleasure of your company at the opening reception of the exhibition ‘Major miniaturists’ on Thursday 20th November 2014 from 5 to 8 pm. The exhibition brings together the choicest works of leading contemporary miniature artists.

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PRESS RELEASE:

Unicorn Gallery is pleased to present on 20th November 2014 an exhibition of modern miniature paintings by today’s leading miniature artists.

MAJOR MINIATURISTS features new miniature art by: Amjad Ali Talpur, Asif Ahmed, Attiya Shaukat, Ayesha Durrani, Imran Channa, Imran Mudassar, Irfan Hasan, Khadim Ali, Khalid Saeed Butt, Mudassar Manzoor, Raza Ur Rehman, Safdar Ali Qureshi, Saira Wasim, Ustad Bashir Ahmed, and Waseem Ahmed.

Exhibition opening time: 5 pm to 8 pm. Display shall last from 20th to 30th November 2014.

Amjad Ali Talpur trained in miniature from the National College of Arts, Lahore. He teaches and practices at Jamshoro Sindh and his grid miniatures explore themes of country, culture, history, mughal and Islamic identity. The artist exhibited internationally.

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. Asif Ahmed’s miniatures have been auctioned internationally and featured in several publications.

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 miniature painting and incorporates it into modern context.

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 her work exploring themes of female bondage and arranged marriages in Pakistani culture.

Imran Channa is a contemporary artist who works in various media including: Painting, drawing, sculpture, digital art and interactive art. He has been exhibiting nationally and internationally. He has a BFA and an MFA from the National College of Arts and his work ‘Making of the history’ is based on Mughal culture, heritage and identity. Imran Channa was Gasworks resident UK.

Imran Mudassar has Bachelors in Fine Arts with a Distinction from National College of Arts, and was awarded the Award of Excellence by Alhamra Art Gallery, Lahore. He has shown in Art Hong Kong (2010), “Assemble Reassemble”, Devi Art Foundation, New Delhi (2010). He has completed a residency at the Visual Art Collective (Khoj International Artists Residency), Banglore, and has had two solo exhibitions in Pakistan as well as participating in various group shows.

Irfan Hasan graduated from National College of Arts in 2006 and has been a part of several major exhibitions internationally. The artist is well known for his large scale socio-political miniatures. Irfan Hasan is the recipient of Commonwealth Connection International Artist Residency 2010.

Khadim Ali is a miniaturist par-excellence. Based in Sydney, Australia, Khadim belongs to the Hazara tribe and his miniatures explore themes of culture. Khadim uses the technique of neem rang or half-colour and is best known for his Rustam series narratives which depicts the battle between good and evil, and the Persian epic poem, Shahnameh (Book of kings). Khadim is an internationally renowned artist and has participated in the Venice Biennale, shown at Documenta 13, Cross Art Projects, Sydney, Lismore Regional Gallery, Australia.

Khalid Saeed Butt has a BFA in Graphic Design from Punjab University; his miniatures are executed on canvas with mixed media and some with gouache on wasli. His watercolour wash technique brings him closer to Chughtai and his longish figures echo Western academic drawing. His work is largely inspired by Urdu poetry in context and is traditional in nature. The artist enjoys immense popularity in his country.

Mudassar Manzoor has a Professional Diploma in Computer Graphics from Punjab University, Lahore, Pakistan (2001) and Bachelor of Fine Arts First Division with Distinction, National College of Arts, Lahore, Pakistan (2005). Mudassar Manzoor is a well-known artist from Pakistan, having shown at prominent exhibitions internationally, and has mastered Eastern Miniature painting. He paints details using animal hair (as delicate paint brush), meticulously applying gouache paint and gold pigment on to wasli paper. The artist has shown at Hong Kong Art Center and the 4th Biennial of Contemporary Paintings of Muslim World in Iran.

Raza Ur Rehman has worked as a designer (comic and digital artist) and as an illustrator with various local and multinational companies. He has a Master’s Degree in Fine Arts (Illustration) from College of Art & Design University of the Punjab Lahore in 2008. The artist works as a lecturer and has won a Merit Award from the Artist Association of the Punjab. Raza has held successful showing at the Unicorn Gallery Karachi.
“Raza ur Rehman is an artist of great distinction. His work in exhibition combined watercolour painting and mechanical objects suggesting the techno-presence of a future where man will be no longer the superior intelligence. The artist’s unique and impressive art made a strong impression on visitors to the gallery.” – Marjorie Husain, (Article: Miniature art, exploring new forms of expression)

Safdar Ali Qureshi graduated from the National College of Arts in 2005. Born in Larkana, Sindh, he is currently a visiting faculty member teaching miniature painting at the Centre of Excellence in Arts Design, MUET, Jamshoro. Safdar Ali Qureshi’s work involves a revival of traditional skills with the experimentation of contemporary viewpoints and technology.

Saira Wasim is a leading modern miniaturist. The artist graduated in 1999 with a Bachelor in Fine Arts from the National College of Arts, Lahore. Her miniatures explore politics and culture and her work has been exhibited in a number of international museums including the Whitney Museum of American Art, Brooklyn Museum of Art and Asian Art Museum. Saira Wasim’s paintings have been auctioned at major international auction houses and her work has been published by VOGUE India.

Ustad Bashir Ahmed Bashir Ahmed was born in 1953 and was the department head of miniature department at the National College of Arts in Lahore. A distinguished artist Professor Bashir Ahmed has been a traditional miniature artist working in the original Persian and Mughal miniature techniques and training generations of modern miniaturists.

Waseem Ahmed Waseem Ahmed is a modern miniaturist based in Gerrmany. 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 events. Waseem has participated in several solo and group shows all over the world. His work has also been auctioned in prestigious auction houses internationally.

MAJOR MINIATURISTS Exhibition
20 – 30 November 2014
11 am – 8 pm at Unicorn Gallery
To inquire about an artwork
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Aqeel Solangi

Title: Untitled Medium: Acrylic on canvas pasted on board Size: 17.5 by 23.5 Contact: info@unicorngalleryblog.com
Title: Untitled Medium: Acrylic on canvas Size: 24 by 24 Contact: info@unicorngalleryblog.com

Aqeel Solangi is an imaginative painter of nature and explores themes of time and memory and works in various mediums including painting, drawing and sculpture. He has been exhibiting nationally and internationally. Aqeel graduated with a BFA with honors in 2003 and MA (Hons.) Visual Art in 2005, both from NCA, Lahore. He was the recipient of NCA/Charles Wallace Pakistan Trust Art Bursary for the Prince’s School of Traditional Arts, London in 2006 as well as Young Talent Award by the Pakistan National Council of the Arts in 2006. He teaches at the National College of Arts, Rawalpindi.

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.

Ayesha Durrani

Title: Pieces 2010 Medium: Stenciling and Gouache on Wasli Contact: info@unicorngalleryblog.com

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 her work exploring themes of female bondage and and arranged marriages in Pakistani culture.

Arsalan Naqvi

 

Title: Two girls Medium: Mixed media Size: 13.5 by 17 Contact: info@unicorngalleryblog.com

 

Title: Girls portrait Medium: Mixed media on paper Size: 10.5 by 18.5 Contact: info@unicorngalleryblog.com

 Arsalan Naqvi is a Hyderabad based artist known for his portraits and depiction of rural life in interior Sindh. Arsalan has a Diploma in Fine Arts from Khana-e-Farhang Hyderabad (cultural centre of Iran). He draws men and women in charcoals and mixes watercolours in his paper drawings, often drawn on newspapers. Arsalan has held a number of group and solo exhibitions across Pakistan and internationally.

Ayesha Sultana

Title: Taxis, Medium: Watercolour on paper, Size: 29 by 43, Contact: info@unicorngalleryblog.com

 Ayesha Sultana has a BFA in visual arts from Beaconhouse National University and Post-Graduate Diploma in Art Education. She has held international group exhibitions including at art fairs. Ayesha Sultana was artist in residence in Delfine Foundation London.

 

M Arshad

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

M Arshad is a Punjab based landscape painter best known for his depiction of rural life and paintings of nature. The artist is a semi-impressionist and works mainly in oils on canvas.

 

Shahid Rassam

Title: Bull horn, Medium: Acrylic on canvas, Size: 29.5 by 35.5, Contact: info@unicorngalleryblog.com

Shahid Rassam studied at University of Karachi and has been exhibiting his paintings since 1991 at Mumbai, Dubai, Canada, across Pakistan. He has participated in several group and solo shows. Shahid Rassam’s paintings explore the mystical dimensions of time and human relationships.