SHAHZAD HASSAN GHAZI | UP RAISE
SHAHZAD HASSAN GHAZI
pen and gold leaf on canvas
70 by 50cm.; 27½ by 20in.
Executed in 2020.
This work is in very good condition.
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Leila Heller Gallery, Dubai/New York
Shahzad Hassan Ghazi (b.1983, Pakistan) began studying art in 2002. One year later he began studying miniature painting, eventually becoming a master at what some may argues is a dying, traditional practice. In 2005, he had completed his studies and began working at artist studios before going on to study art at Beaconhouse under the guidance of Rashid Rana and Salima Hashmi.
Ghazi believes that the practice of creating miniatures is engrained in his DNA and that after 1947, many Pakistani people abandoned this part of their heritage. His practice draws upon his own meditation as well as the traditional practice of miniature painting. He hopes to create contemporary ambient serenity within each artwork.
Ghazi’s ability to physically translate tradition into new mediums, while continuing to experiment with new materials, is a testament to his ability to astutely realise relationships between shapes and spaces – while connecting this with his practice of meditation. His works are born from concentration, repetition and mark-making.
Ghazi lives and works in Dubai.