Imran Qureshi’s foliate vocabulary in intense scarlet and lapis lazuli blue dominates the sumptuousness of the gold. The deconstruction and the misalignment of the frames created disturbing imagery. In most of the pieces, the gold background has been frantically slashed. These bloodied cuts are left open to bleed over the paper, while others have been sutured to seal the flow. The abstraction in these works is what makes Contemporary Miniature from Pakistan such a critical stream on Pakistani Art.

Exhibition: The Experimental Gallery, Hong Kong Art Centre in 2007, Hong Kong University Museum Art Gallery in 2009, Govett-Brewster Museum, New Zealand in 2012, Broad Art Museum, Michigan in US in 2104.

Published: Portraits & Vortexes, 2007, Outside in the Catalogue for HK University Museum Art Gallery in 2009, Imran Qureshi-The Monograph, 2013, ‘God of Small Things Catalogue’ at the Broad Art Museum in 2014.


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