Iqbal Hussain

* SOLD IQBAL HUSSAIN is a painter of conscience! Born into Lahore’s notorious ‘Shahi Mohalla’ or the Red Light District, the artist’s trouble childhood is reflected in these sensitive and provocative, vocal paintings that explore the treatment of women. Having graduated from the National College of Arts in 1974, the artist went on to have […]

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 events. Waseem has participated in several solo […]

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 miniature painting and incorporates it into […]

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 style and a new visual vocabulary that […]

Amjad Ali Talpur

    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. 345

LAILA SHAHZADA RETROSPECTIVE 10 – 30 December 2014

Unicorn Gallery is pleased to present a retrospective exhibition of the late Master artist Laila Shahzada – a pioneer of modern art painting in Pakistan LAILA SHAHZADA RETROSPECTIVE (1926-1994) is the first comprehensive retrospective exhibition of Pakistani Master artist Laila Shahzada on her twentieth death anniversary and features paintings from various series such as ‘Driftwood’, […]

Arsalan Naqvi

     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 […]

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. Book: Miniature painters, ‘Painters of Pakistan’ […]

Mansur Aye

Mansur Aye was born in 1941 and passed away in the year 2008. In his lifetime the artist executed several paintings, some of the themes included:  Moon-faced girls, stilll life, portraits of women and musicians at work. The artist was prolific and worked in pencil drawings, brush drawing, chemical drawings, water colour, mixed media, acrylic […]

Nahid Raza

Nahid Raza is a feminist painter. A graduate of the Central Institute of Arts and Crafts (CIAC in 1970) she is now a Principal at the same college. She held her first exhibition the same year, at the Goethe Institute. In the 80s Nahid’s work largely dealt with Baloch Chawkandi Tombs. With time the artist […]