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Artists

Ahsan Jamal



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SHOWS WITH ART ALIVE GALLERY
Contemporary Chronicles
 26th September 2005 - 7th October 2005
 Art Alive Gallery



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Statement

The thin line between the natural and the over-done inspires me to work. Every behaviour, thought and expression is to some extent natural and when it becomes over-done, there is more than something behind this major contrast. Whether it is about our system, social divisions, 'isms', icons, tags, relationship, identities, barriers, directions and mis-directions, all these brackets decrease the chances of natural learning and joys of living. Our natural instincts and reflexes go to a certain limit keeping everything natural, however, the mockery, show-off and other elements make natural things over-done. So much so that the natural looks fake and the fake... an everyday, never-ending proceeding.



Biography

Ahsan did his graduation in Miniature Painting from the National College of Arts, Lahore in 2003. Apart from his own work as a painter, he also teaches at the National College of Arts and Naqsh School of Arts, both in Lahore. His selected exhibitions include Contemporary Miniature Paintings from Pakistan in Japan, 2004; Kaho Na piyar Hai, his solo show at Khoj Studios, New Delhi, India in 2004; Interpretations at Lahore and Islamabad in 2004; Extensions at Karachi in 2004; 'Surrounded By, Miniature Paintings Thesis Project by NCA in 2003; National Millennium Exhibition of Painting, Sculpture & Graphic Arts in 2000; Colors of Heritage by Palette of Pakistan, Singapore in 1998; 13th Annual Exhibition of Paintings, Sculpture & Graphic Arts in 1998; 11th Annual Art Exhibition, All Pakistan Exhibition of Paintings, Golden Jubilee Celebrations, National Art Exhibition and Young Artists Exhibition by Lahore Arts Council, Alhamra Art Gallery in 1996 and 1995. He was awarded The Best Director Award and The Best Sports Commentator Award by NCA in 2003 and 2001 respectively. He was also an artist in residence at Khoj New Delhi in 2004. He lives and works in Lahore.



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