Contempory Miniature Painter
Ambika Rajgopal of Saffronart shares a note on Waseem Ahmed’s current exhibition in Geneva
Untitled 2013, Waseem Ahmed. Image Credit: http://www.gowencontemporary.com/exhibitions/w-ahmed-gowen-contemporary-sept-oct-2013-photos/
London: Geneva’s Gowen Contemporary announced the first solo exhibition in Switzerland of the Pakistani miniaturist Waseem Ahmed. In 2010, his work had already been exhibited at Gowen Contemporary in a group show entitled Have I Ever Opposed You? New Art from India and Pakistan.
Fragmentation 7, Waseem Ahmed, Lot 140, Saffronart Autumn Art Auction. Image Credit: http://www.saffronart.com/auctions/PreWork.aspx?l=9132
Ahmed contemporizes the traditional miniature style of painting by addressing relevant ongoing issues. His previous works saw reinterpretations of traditional myths and legends, but in this series he tackles the subject of the female presence in a patriarchal authoritarian system. His use of delicate brush strokes and fine detailing, contrasts against the graphic designing of his work.
Untitled 2012, Waseem Ahmed. Image Credit: http://www.gowencontemporary.com/exhibitions/w-ahmed-gowen-contemporary-sept-oct-2013-photos/
In the work above, the painting is…
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