Imran Qureshi | the artist




The artist Imran Qureshi
Born 1972, Hyderabad, Pakistan.
Lives and works in Lahore, Pakistan.

Style and technique of the artist: Sharjah Biennale, Painting, Sydney Biennale,

My interest lies in the investigation of the traditional Mughal and Persian miniature painting from the sub-continent. Away from its pure form, it moved to abstract imagery in my work and also dealt with my political, social and personal concerns.


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Imran Qureshi
Many works online

Imran Qureshi
The Moderate Enlightenment series, made up of thirteen figurative works, deals with the socio-political issues that most of the world is currently facing. The works are created in the tradition of Mughal miniature paintings, in which a single standing historical figure is often depicted, and explore the relevance of this motif in contemporary miniature painting…

Aisha Khalid and Imran Qureshi
Aisha Khalid and Imran Qureshi’s latest exhibition is a curiously old-fashioned love story. The couple – who are married – are two of Pakistan’s leading contemporary artists, part of a phalanx of painters, photographers and video-makers busy exploding the four-hundred-year-old tradition of Mughal miniaturist painting into new expressive forms. These ‘new miniaturists’ or ‘neo-miniaturists’ – a group that also includes Rashid Rana, Nusra Latif Qureshi and Shahzia Sikander – reject the staid mimesis of traditional miniaturism still dominating Pakistan’s art schools, to create work that often has a socio-political subtext. In the West, Khalid and Qureshi are known for producing expansive yet delicate site-specific wall paintings that seem to ooze and drip from architectural features. But they also produce smaller, more discrete works that, like Trojan Horses, are not what they at first appear…

Imran Qureshi
Standing Figure in Camouflage Pantaloo

Imran Qureshi
Site-specific installation



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