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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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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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Ismail Gulgee

Artist: Gulgee Medium: Oil on canvas Contact: unicornartgallery@gmail.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 recipient 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.

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

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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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