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Imran Qureshi is known for his beautifully crafted paintings which portray a delicate repetition of decorative motifs and figurative elements. Influenced by the Mugal heritage of miniature paintings, Qureshi has evolved his own personal iconography which permeates his paintings and more recently his site-specific installations.
Imran Qureshi, born in 1972, lives and works in Lahore, Pakistan. He completed his Bachelor of Fine Arts with the National College of Arts in 1993 (Lahore, Pakistan). The artist was awarded the prestigious Sharjah Biennial 10 Premier Prize (2011) for his installation Blessings Upon the Land of My Love. Imran Qureshi is considered one of Pakistan’s most important artists. As part of his being awarded Deutche Bank’s “Artist of the Year” in 2013, Qureshi exhibited a large solo exhibition at the “Deutsche Bank KunstHalle”. Quershi is represented in the Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, Fukuoka, Japan; Harris Museum, Preston, England; Victoria & Albert Museum, London, England; Deutsche Bank’s Collection of Contemporary Art, Frankfurt, Germany; World Bank, Washington, DC; The Presidency, Islamabad, Pakistan; National Art Gallery, Islamabad, Pakistan; Bradford Art Galleries and Museums, Bradford, England; Queensland Art Galleries & Museums, Brisbane, Australia
Image: Courtesy of Art Now Pakistan, http://www.artnowpakistan.com