Pigment colour, silver leaf on archival wasli paper
21 x 13.5
Rs. 2,00,000 - 3,00,000
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
Height of the figure - 6ft
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
The artist lives & works in Lahore, Pakistan.