Imran Qureshi, Leakage, 2013. Favorite Imran Qureshi is Deutsche Bank’s 2013 “Artist of the Year.” Born 1972 in Pakistan, he studied in Lahore at the National College of Arts with a major in miniature painting — a traditional discipline that he teaches there today. Qureshi is considered to be one of the most important contemporary artists on the Subcontinent, not least because he reclaims the regionally and historically rooted discipline of miniature painting and transports it to the present day. His work constitutes an unique synthesis of the genre’s motifs and techniques with current issues and the formal language of contemporary abstract painting.
Qureshi incorporates personal observations on everyday life in present-day Pakistan into his work while acknowledging that violence can be met with not only in his native country, but in many cultures and societies worldwide.
The show Imran Qureshi: Artist of the Year 2013 at the Deutsche Bank KunstHalle is the Pakistani artist’s first major presentation in Europe. He has created several large-scale paintings for this spring’s inaugural exhibition at the KunstHalle. A new series of Qureshi’s miniatures show in an original architectural structure reminiscent of buildings from the Mogul period. The site-specific work And They Still Seek the Traces of Blood (2013) shows together with the new works, and Qureshi’s Missiles series, which are presented in the KunstHalle Studio.Qureshi created this limited edition exclusively for t Deutsche Bank KunstHalle.
Medium: Book, with Fine Art digital print on Moab Entrada Bright White 300 gm.;
Size: 18 pp., 15 x 11.3 in.,
Each edition includes a sheet the artist has worked on by hand.
Limited edition of 50 + 10 A.P.,
Numbered and signed.
This limited Imran Qureshi edition is available at Deutsche Bank KunstHalle