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Muhammad  Zeeshan
Muhammad Zeeshan
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Artist Bio

Muhammad Zeeshan is an artist based in Lahore, Pakistan. He received his BFA in Miniature Painting from the National College of Arts, Lahore 2003. Since then he has exhibited internationally across Europe, Asia, Africa, North America and Australia, participating in numerous international museum exhibitions, such as Lines of Control Partition as a Productive Space at Duke University, North Carolina and Cornell University, New York 2012-13 and Safavid Revisted at the British Museum, London 2009. Recent solo exhibitions include Funkier than a mosquito’s twitter  KH Gallery, London 2015, Safar Nama at Canvas Art Gallery, Karachi 2014, and Special 'Siri' Series at Aicon Gallery, New York 2011, while group exhibitions include Present Re-Inventions at Grosvenor Gallery, London 2014 among many others.

His work can be found in the British Museum, London and the Metropolitan Museum, New York, and was recently acquired by the Pacific Asia Museum in Pasadena, California. He has also exhibited in fukouka Asian Art Museum and Metropolitan Museum Japan, Nasher Museum and Herbert F. Johnson Museum in USA. Zeeshan has won many awards and scholarships. 

Artist Statement

My works tread the thin boundary between found imagery and the originality ascribed to any visual that exists. Prompting the spectator to reflect upon and call into question the connotations attached to strict distinctions between both, I try to push boundaries of self-referentiality in art works to contemplate the nature of images and visual sensibilities.

I started as a cinema board painter in Mirpurkhas at the age of 12. I loved drawing and this job paid for my materials. I obtain inspiration from any visual that holds my interest. May it be high-end art, pop images or moving visuals, I enjoy juxtaposing them together, playing a game of probability of sorts to create a conversation. Laser scoring is a technique, which I have been using to introduce precision in my works. The drawings that I realize have to go through various vector software, so that the laser-cutting machine draws it as I want. To achieve the final effect the laser scoring needs to be controlled manually on many levels and times.

 

Artwork(3)
Untitled-I
Laser scoring and Gouache on Wasli
38.5 h X 28.5 w inches
Price on request
all inclusive
Untitled-II (Diptych)
Pastel Pencil on Sand Paper
50 h X 42 w inches
Price on request
all inclusive
Untitled-III (Diptych)
Laser scoring and Gouache on Wasli + Graphite on Sandpaper
40 h X 95 w inches
Price on request
all inclusive