Discover more about the miniature technique in Pakistan.
In the 1990s, students initiated their own artistic idiom using this traditional medium by not only disrupting the subjects but subverting the medium as well. To cite on example, earlier paintings were produced inside a small six by eight inch border or ‘jadwal’ as it is referred to and painting were to be confined within this space.
These artists started producing larger works, they began puncturing the surface of the wasli (the hand prepared paper), the started stacking the wasli, creating sculptural forms with the medium and then went on to create video installations, in-situ installations, using needles, layers of paper, creating vitrines and even using performance as an extension of their practice.
Director & Co-Founder. AAN COLLECTION
The title of the text has been borrowed from a contemporary miniature painting titled ‘Dialogue with Tradition’ by the artist Muhammad Zeeshan.