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Iqbal Hussain

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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 his first major exhibition in 1981. His work met with opposition and violence by Pakistan’s religious clergy. Trained under master artist Khalid Iqbal, Iqbal Hussain is now recognized as one of Pakistan’s greatest living artists. Email: info@unicorngalleryblog.com

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Iqbal Durrani

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Artist: Iqbal Durrani Medium: Oil on canvas Year: 1980
Iqbal Durrani
Iqbal Durrani is a senior painter known for his textural paintings and use of line, space and colors. Each basic element is composed in harmony with each other, stolid but statuesque women and pigeons; He manages to work on surfaces in painstaking ways. Having trained with Jamil Naqsh, the artist has a similar style Iqbal Durrani has been painting for over forty years. Email: info@unicorngalleryblog.com
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Imran Mudassar

Artist: Imran Mudassar Title: Getting shot Email: unicorngallery@gmail.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.

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Asif Ahmed

Artist: Asif Ahmed Medium: Gouache on wasli Contact: info@unicorngalleryblog.com

 

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.

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Ayesha Durrani

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

Ayesha Durrani is a leading modern miniaturist artist. Having graduated from the prestigious National College of Arts with a Bachelor of Fine Art degree, Ayesha has held several international exhibitions including at Aicon Gallery in New York and Gallery 27 Cork Street, London, Dubai, New Delhi, Unicorn Gallery Karachi and Lahore etc. Ayesha Durrani draws out feminist topics through her work exploring themes of female bondage and arrange marriages in Pakistani culture. To purchase this artwork email us on unicornartgallery@gmail.com or call 0092 300 8260580

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Dua Abbas

Artist: Dua Abbas Size: 17.5 by 23.5 Medium: Oil on canvas Email: unicorngallery@gmail.com

Dua Abbas majored in Painting from The National College of Arts, Lahore and graduated with Distinction in 2009. Dua’s work is influenced by two decades of reading fiction and poetry and an inclination towards narrative storytelling. Dua has participated in several exhibitions in Karachi, Lahore, Islamabad, Dubai and Delhi and is an active art reviewer for The Friday Times and ArtNow. Dua is a recipient of the Shakir Ali Award (NCA 2009), Sir Percy Brown Prize, and Principal’s Honours Award.

Call: +92 300 8260580 Email: unicornartgallery@gmail.com 

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Hanif Shahzad

Artist: Hanif Shahzad Size: 27 by 20 inches, Medium: Oil on canvas Email: unicorngallery@gmail.com

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 in 1986. The artist’s large oil on canvas paintings of old Karachi have been written about extensively in major art publications.

Contact: unicorngallery@gmail.com Call: 0092 300 8260580

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Shahid Jalal

Artist: Shahid Jalal Medium: Oil on canvas Year: 2017 Contact: unicorngallery@gmail.com

SHAHID JALAL (Born 1948) is one of the outstanding members of the Association who has no art qualification from any institution and has therefore not been mentioned in their context. He has developed a style of his own which is executed with thick impasto brush strokes, the surface being further divided to form a subtle pattern in his patiently executed landscapes, in which the sunlight and shadows are the other striking elements of the larger design – Paintings at Alhamra ’50 years of Lahore Arts Council’ by Dr. Mussarat Hassan

There is nothing casual or even offhand in his work. Both the subject and the style are neat, orderly, planned, precise and refined, like the artist himself – Landscape painters, ‘Painters of Pakistan’ by S. Amjad Ali

Email: unicorngallery@gmail.com Call: 0092 300 8260580

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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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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.

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

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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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Rind

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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 his figurative paintings of women adorned with Faiz Ahmed Faiz and Iqbal poetry. The artist integrates text with visual combing to create a unique and original style. Rind is one of today’s most popular and saleable artists in Pakistan.

FOR PURCHASES AND INQUIRIES PLEASE CALL +92 300 8260580

OR EMAIL info@unicorngalleryblog.com  unicorngallery@gmail.com

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Hajra

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Title: Lady with bird Size: 43 cm by 57 cm Medium: Watercolour on canvas Contact: info@unicorngalleryblog.com

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 First prize in Haidar Awards, conducted by Abasin Arts Council, NWFP. 1996 Hajra won the Chughtai Award in the All Pakistan National Exhibition sponsored by the Pakistan National Council of Arts PNCA.

Hajra has participated in over several solo and countless group exhibitions in Pakistan and internationally. She is renowned for her personal idiom, the artist has developed an original style of watercolour painting featuring elongated feminine figurines.

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Hanif Shahzad

Title: Empress Market Medium: Oil on canvas Size: 35 by 35 Contact: info@unicorngalleryblog.com

 

Title: Denso Hall Saddar Medium: Oil on canvas Size: 26 by 35 Contact: info@unicorngalleryblog.com

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 in 1986. The artist’s large oil on canvas paintings of old Karachi have been written about extensively in major art publications.

 

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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.

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Major Miniaturists 20 – 30 November 2014

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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
call +9221 35831220 or +9221 35877625

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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.

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Eqbal Mehdi

Title: Horses Medium: Oil on canvas Size: 36 by 48 Contact: info@unicorngalleryblog.com

Eqbal Mehdi was born in 1946 in Amroha, India and was a trained realist painter. The artist was influenced by the work of old masters particularly Rembrandt and Andrew Wyeth. During his lifetime Eqbal Mehdi received several awards for his outstanding drawings, and was commissioned by art collectors and organizations to paint portraits on large scale. A retrospective of his paintings was held at the Arts Council Karachi. Mehdi was also known for his pen and ink drawings and was the Recipient of the Pride of Performance award. In his lifetime Eqbal Mehdi had held exhibitions in Delhi, Tokyo, Washington, Paris, Riyadh and Hong Kong.

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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.