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Saad Qureshi, ‘Absence of Light I’, 2017, Aicon Gallery
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Saad Qureshi

Absence of Light I, 2017

Burnt paper
22 × 22 1/2 in
55.9 × 57.2 cm
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Saad Qureshi
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.

Saad Qureshi, ‘Absence of Light I’, 2017, Aicon Gallery
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About the work
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Saad Qureshi
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.

Saad Qureshi

Absence of Light I, 2017

Burnt paper
22 × 22 1/2 in
55.9 × 57.2 cm
Contact For Price
Have a question? Visit our help center.
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