Pakistani artist Imran Qureshi's solo show opens in Paris.

Titled 'The Seeming Endless Path of Memory", the exhibit opened at the prestigious Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac.

Lahore-based Pakistani artist, Imran Qureshi and his work have made it to Paris.

The artist's solo show titled ' The Seeming Endless Path of Memory' opened at the coveted Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac in Paris, France.

According to a press release, "Imran Qureshi's practice is rooted in the tradition of 16th century Mughal miniature art, encompassing figurative and abstract works on paper, painting and site-specific installation. Indeed, the exhibition title, The Seeming Endless Path of Memory, along with the titles of the works on display, echo the words of Pakistani poet Faiz Ahmed Faiz (1911-1984) which are prevailing throughout Qureshi's work. They reveal various social and cultural connotations, and subtly reflect the threat of violence as a continuous motif."

Resonating throughout the exhibition is the artist's exploration of the infinite through the figure of the fold: the screen-like structure of his panel painting with dark layers of red or blue gradually transforming into light gold, the subtle changes of tonality appearing as one continuous course of action.

Qureshi is also drawing upon the tradition of action painting by welcoming gravity and improvisation into the artistic process: through direct physical engagement with the canvas, the act of painting...

To continue reading

Request your trial

VLEX uses login cookies to provide you with a better browsing experience. If you click on 'Accept' or continue browsing this site we consider that you accept our cookie policy. ACCEPT