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Ahmed Parvez

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Ahmed Parvez (born 1926 died 1979). A rare, spectacular, abstract Ahmed Parvez painting from the year 1977 with full authentication is currently available. This painting has strong provenance. It is an Oil/mix media on canvas.

Ahmed Parvez was a modernist painter from Rawalpindi, Pakistan. He was a member of The Lahore Group in Pakistan and founder of the Pakistan Group in London. He was also among the few early modernists of Pakistani origin to have garnered considerable critical acclaim, with solo exhibitions at the New Vision, Lincoln, and Clement Stephens galleries in London, along with exhibitions at London’s Commonwealth Institute and the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford between 1952 – 1964.

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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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Rabia Yaseen

‘MANNAT II’ by Rabia Yaseen PKR 80,000/ Mixed media on canvas, 24 by 28 inches. Year 2018.  

RABIA YASEEN is a studio-based Ph.D researcher and visual artist since the last 8 years. Rabia’s work comprises the ideology and realization of ’tasawwuf’ that is represented through metaphoric visual vocabulary. Rituals, practices and the affiliation with the subject groomed her as an artist to amalgamate them with textual metaphors and our own cultural connotation of colors.

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Shiblee Munir

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

Shiblee Munir was born into a family of fine artists, in the year 1982, in Jhang, Pakistan. Shiblee’s 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, remaining at the Delhi court until the early 19th century. However, with the decline of Mughal power and art patronage, they moved to Patiala (India) transferring the thorough grounding in the Mughal painterly tradition to this Sikh-ruled court. Heading the Miniature Department at the Mayo School of Arts in 1945-1966, Ustad Haji Sharif developed the first curriculum for teaching miniature painting at an academic institution, and he trained the first cohort of miniaturists in independent Pakistan. Shiblee also received academic degrees from the Naqsh School of Arts and Beaconhouse National University. In addition to being a practicing artist, he lectures at the Institute of Visual Arts & Design of the Lahore College for Women University (LCWU), curates exhibitions and is currently pursuing Ms leading to Ph.D in studio practice at the University of Punjab.

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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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Soraya Sikander ‘INSCAPE 2018’

SORAYA SIKANDER

INSCAPE 2018

NEW PAINTINGS ON DISPLAY

10 TO 17 FEBRUARY 2018

AT UNICORN GALLERY

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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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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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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

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Mangroves by Soraya Sikander

'Mangroves' 30 by 42 inches, oil on canvas
‘Mangroves’ 30 by 42 inches, oil on canvas

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Horizon by Soraya Sikander

'Horizon' 36 by 48 inches, oil on canvas
‘Horizon’ 36 by 48 inches, oil on canvas

 

 

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Saira Wasim ‘Select Works 2016’ Unicorn Gallery

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Waseem Ahmed

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

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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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Major Miniaturists 20 – 30 November 2014

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major miniaturists 20 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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Akram Spaul

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

Title: The 7UP Pepsi Medium: Oil on canvas Size: 20 by 25 Contact: info@unicorngalleryblog.com

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

Akram Spaul studied at  National College of Arts Lahore (1967) and Central Institute of Arts & Crafts (1972). His paintings are realistic and detailed. Colour is often highlighted with strong use of light and shade. Akram Spaul is a super realist and a partial surrealist. His paintings have been widely exhibited in Pakistan and internationally and enjoy great popularity for their impeccable execution.