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Saad Qureshi

British, b. 1986

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Saad Qureshi

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British, b. 1986

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Saad Qureshi’s body of work uses investigations of cultural identity and displacement as a springboard for more aesthetic concerns. The artist’s multimedia paintings and drawings often incorporate elements of mapmaking or documentation, hinting at fictional locations. His sculptures and installations sometimes have a sense of the apocalyptic, as though they are the relics of a doomed civilization. Utilizing a wide range of materials such as clay, hair, and burned prayer mats, the artist’s hand is at the heart of his practice. “Hand-craft has the human touch,” Qureshi has said. “It brings a special, emotional quality into a work when you’re manually manipulating the stuff it’s made of”—as well as a link to the history of craftspeople before him.

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Saad Qureshi’s body of work uses investigations of cultural identity and displacement as a springboard for more aesthetic concerns. The artist’s multimedia paintings and drawings often incorporate elements of mapmaking or documentation, hinting at fictional locations. His sculptures and installations sometimes have a sense of the apocalyptic, as though they are the relics of a doomed civilization. Utilizing a wide range of materials such as clay, hair, and burned prayer mats, the artist’s hand is at the heart of his practice. “Hand-craft has the human touch,” Qureshi has said. “It brings a special, emotional quality into a work when you’re manually manipulating the stuff it’s made of”—as well as a link to the history of craftspeople before him.

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Inspired by the Quran, Saad Qureshi Creates a Flock of Mythical Birds at Gazelli Art House
Oct 30th, 2014
Inspired by the Quran, Saad Qureshi Creates a Flock of Mythical Birds at Gazelli Art House
A London Gallery’s Quieter Take on The Art Fair Booth
Sep 17th, 2014
A London Gallery’s Quieter Take on The Art Fair Booth
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