born 1961

In collaboration with Kitab Trinjan
Only for archival purposes

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Quddus Mirza an artist, art critic and art teacher, graduated from the National College of Arts Lahore in 1986 and post graduated from Royal College of Arts London in 1991. He has curated many national and international exhibitions, like, After all, Love: Flights of Fancy, “Beyond Borders”, and “Exotic Bodies”.

Mirza’s work deals with the issues of pictorial investigation. He transmits the meaning of images created by collective consciousness in our society through media. His paintings address the multiplicity of meaning by fusing the five senses of the viewer. He deliberately uses bright colors and paints like a child with more gestural and inlay social and political meanings in it. Division of space and overlapping of brush strokes along with absorbing and exuding the visual history, force us to realise the analogies of realities.

He currently writes in the News, Herald and in ART INDIA. He co-authored “50 years of Visual Arts in Pakistan”, “The Rising Tide” and “Hanging fire”. His writings have been published in national and international newspapers and magazines.

He rejects the term ‘Pakistani art’ saying: there is no such thing which can be called Pakistani art but its ‘Art from Pakistan’.


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