Jamil Naqsh – Returning to the Muse II
Oil on canvas
122 x 152 cm (48 x 60 in)
Jamil Naqsh was born in Kairana, Uttar Pradesh in 1938. In a still rapidly expanding art world, Jamil Naqsh holds a key position. He is the best-known contemporary artist from Pakistan, long famous in his own country, and also well established in international auctions.
His work reflects, not just the culture of Pakistan, but also that of the whole of the Indian subcontinent, both Muslim and non-Muslim. In particular, there are many echoes of the imperial Mughal regime that once ruled the whole of India.
Jamil Naqsh demonstrates how an artist with major gifts, coming from this background, has been able to enter into a fruitful relationship with Western Modernism, and thus link himself to what is now a worldwide community of visual artists.
The exhibition entitled The Muse, Messengers & Miniatures will be held at the Albemarle Gallery from 11th June to 11th July 2015.
A newly published book – also titled The Muse, Messengers & Miniatures – with texts by the eminent Art Historian Edward Lucie-Smith, will accompany the exhibition.