Waseem Ahmed

Untitled

Lot No
90
Medium
Pigment colour, silver leaf on archival wasli paper
Year
2016
Size
21 x 13.5
Estimate
Rs. 2,00,000 - 3,00,000

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Signed & Dated : Bottom Centre

Exhibited : ‘Dissenus’ at Bikaner House, New Delhi and ‘Dissenus II’ at Punjab Lalit Kala Academy, Chandigarh presented by Gallery Latitude 28 (2017); ‘Crossing Over’, curated by Ambereen Karamat, Gallery Latitude 28, New Delhi, India.

Provenance : From an important Delhi based corporate collection.

Artwork Size

Height of the figure - 6ft

about artist

Waseem Ahmed was born in 1976 in Hyderabad, Pakistan, he studied at the National College of Arts in Lahore from where he competed his Bachelor’s in Fine Arts (Miniature Paintings) in 2000.

Waseem Ahmed’s work is based on current social and political issues and incidents in his context where religion is the basis of every conflict. He depicts these harsh realities using images from the past and the miniature tradition to show how only names have changed and stories of war and conflict remain the same. His inspiration mostly comes from people he interacts with in the walks of everyday life such as shopkeepers, milkmen, electricians, and the imam of the mosque near his house where he prays and their views regarding society and politics. The artist observes how these people change with changing (social, religious and political) times and creates a common ground between their opinions and the ideas of intellectuals.
The artist lives & works in Lahore, Pakistan.