Concepts To the viewer the paintings look like elitist depictions of bourgeois living. These have been painted from photos which I have taken myself from my travels and from lifestyle magazines. I am interested in the notion that some things never go out of fashion and are classic. This is what good life is about and its contents. Influences Contemporary artists such as Karen Klimnik, Dexter Dalwood. Also influenced by Matisse and Picasso. Turkish kilim and chest, Laura Ashley wallpaper and ornate furniture are a few subjects in my paintings. It is about them being considered posh and 'exotic' and the lust for collecting them. Career path MFA from The Slade led to one year's free studio award. Main aim is to exhibit and carry on producing work.
CV & Education
2015 uzma sultan & qadir jhatial,Koel, Karachi.2014 Liverpool Independents Biennale,UK Public realm 2013 - 'Colligere', wesersrasse 11,10247 Berlin, Takt Artist Residency 2012 - Unhinged Festival, Electric club, Brixton,SW2 2007 - Arts Unwrapped, 1-15 Cremer st,London E2, London Solo exhibitions 2012 - Mishmash, Rohtas 2, 156 G Model Town,Lahore 2011 - 'Life' Room, Koel, Clifton,Karachi 2001 - Gallerie Sadeqein, Karachi, Pakistan 2000 - Rohtas Gallery, Islamabad, Pakistan Group exhibitions 2011 - Faiz Art Prize exhibition, Karachi, Pakistan 2011 - Hackney arts Festival, Hackney, London 2011 - Winterscape, Koel Gallery, Clifton,Karachi 2008 - Kristall Clear, turn-berlin,Josetti Hofe,Rungestrabe 22-24, Berlin 10179 2007 - Art Donation for torture Victims Charity, The building Centre,26 Store St,WC1, London 2006 - Inspired Art Fair, Christchurch, Commercial St., Spitalsfield E1, London 2006 - Lynn Painter-Stainers Prize, Painters' Hall, 9 Little Trinity Lane, EC4V, London 2005 - Mostyn 2005, Oriel Mostyn Gallery, Llandudno,Wales 2005 - RBSA Prize Exhibition, RBSA Gallery, Birmingham 2004 - Discerning Eye, Mall Galleries, London 2003 - Deptford X Festival, Resolution Way Arches SE8, London 2003 - Don’t start from the good old things but the bad new ones, Whitechapel Project Space, E1, London 2003 - Reduced, Century Gallery, E2, London 2001 - Cultural Advancement, ACAVA First Base Century Gallery, E2, London Residencies 2013 - Takt Residency, Takt , Berlin Competitions, prizes and awards 2006 - Fine Art Prize, Inspired Art Fair, Commercial St, E1, London 2003 - Nominated for Artist Jerwood Platform, Jerwood Space, Union St, London 2000 - ACAVA First Base Studio Award, Cremer St E2, London 1999 - Mary Rischgitz Prize,The Slade School of Fine Art, The Slade, London