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WASEEM AHMED | Untitled (Set of Two)

8,000 - 12,000 USD
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  • Waseem Ahmed
  • Untitled (Set of Two) 
  • Signed in Urdu and dated '2008' lower right; Signed in Urdu and dated '2008' bottom edge 
  • Dry pigment color, oxidase silver leaf and pencil on archival vasli paper; Dry pigment color, ink and pencil on cardboard


Acquired directly from the artist in 2010

Catalogue Note

Waseem Ahmed is one of the leading miniature artists in Pakistan. His extraordinary series of miniatures discuss contemporary and highly topical issues. His style is confrontational and powerful, unsettling the connection with traditional miniatures. His artwork takes a critical view of social, political and cultural matters. His inspiration for contemporary miniatures comes from his daily life and interactions in Lahore. These two works are from Ahmed’s Fox series in which the fox represents individuals maneuvering daily life, with aims and objectives to accomplish.  Sometimes, they become selfish in achieving those goals and behave like clever animals. He uses the maze, paths and hedges as a puzzle through which one has to go through to find a way for survival. The artist’s ultimate aim is to represent the contradiction which lies between our life of desires and the transiency of life.