Exhibition catalogue, Mudassar Manzoor, Ejaz Art Gallery, Lahore, 2007, unpaginated
Mudassar Manzoor is among the finest painters belonging to the neo-miniature generation, alongside Ali Kazim and Khadim Ali. He was trained by internationally acclaimed artist Imran Qureshi. Manzoor shot to fame after receiving the best young painter award (A vision of the future) in 2006 by the Lahore Arts Council. ‘Manzoor’s solitary figures are lost in contemplation, disengaged from the world, yet very much part of its’ alluring beauty. Manzoor revels in the majesty of nature. The skills so carefully honed in the miniature studio are brought to the fore; the palette is masterly, the surface treated like a jewel. For painters trained as Manzoor has been, the handling of gold leaf has major implications. The Moghul Masters are held up as examples. Manzoor uses the enticements of gilding to enhance the contrasts inherent in his work; between austerity and splendor, between the spiritual and the worldly.’ (http://www.emerge-gallery.com/portfolio-items/mudassar-manzoor/)
This work is in a temporary frame and is in very good condition, as viewed.
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