Asif Ahmed

Asif Ahmed was born in Karachi, Pakistan 1980. He graduated with a distinction in Miniature Painting from National College of Arts, Lahore, in 2004. Ahmed was awarded the esteemed “Ustad Haji Sharif Award” for the best miniature artist from the batch of 2004.The artist has participated in a number of solo and group shows within Pakistan. He has also participated in numerous international shows and art fairs held in France, Oman, Morocco, India, UK, Japan, Dubai, Singapore, Switzerland, Beirut and U.S.A. His work has been auctioned at the Sotheby’s in London and Saffron Art,
India. Ahmed lives and works in Karachi. Pakistan.

“Miniature art itself is the subject of discussion in
my work. Making of detail drawings and
miniatures take a view of the historical period in
present time. Historical symbolism and figures
has been a central theme of my surfaces and
the connection between the images are as a means
to question about the position of traditional art
and iconography. Borrowing of imagery from
the pages of famous traditional schools and
transforming them by juxtaposed, overlapped
and rearranged to construct new narratives.
I use a mostly traditional miniature technique
often on small or large scales, develop them
gradually and put them into new contexts to
articulate contemporary issues of traditional art
in the modern world.”

Asif’s art