Kausar Iqbal, Untitled, from the Communication through Images series. Instagram: @kausar5251

kAUSAR IQBAL

Raised in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Kausar Iqbal discovered his desire to paint at a very young age. His conservative and strict upbringing only fueled his ambition to become an artist. Acquiring a Master’s degree in Miniature Art from NCA enabled Kausar to pursue his dream. He has exhibited his work at numerous galleries across Pakistan and been featured in galleries within the United States. He has incorporated elements from well-known miniature techniques to help establish his own unique style. Kausar lost several of his members in the earthquake and channeled his grief into a powerful series on elephants, depicting resilience, strength, and perseverance. He also honors women by painting a captivating BURQAH series which highlights the fortitude and strength of Pakistani women. Another series focuses on Sufis which demonstrates their mysticism, religious fervor, and allure. Kausar’s work continues to inspire audiences across the world.

Kausar showed work in a 2009 solo group exhibit.

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Kausar featured in The Express Tribune