Asif Ahmed was born in Karachi, Pakistan in 1980. His work is an exploration of visual expression. From one piece to the next, Ahmed continues to cultivate both his visual vocabulary and the articulations of it. Transforming traditional image is central to his practice, and guides his work with iconography derived from traditional historical miniatures; Ahmed exploits these images as a medium for transformation, creating a new form of visual expression altogether. Juxtaposing old with new, tradition with unknown, Ahmed confronts the nature of exploitation of traditions and culture throughout history.
Ahmed graduated with a distinction in Miniature Painting from National College of Arts, Lahore in 2004. Of the many accolades he received while a student there, Ahmed was awarded the esteemed ‘Ustad Haji Sharif Award’ for the best miniature artist from the batch of 2004. He has shown his worl is several solo and group shows across the globe.
Asif showed work in our 2010 group exhibition, SLICK. View photos here