Saad Qureshi, ‘When darkness gathers’, 2012, Gazelli Art House

About Saad Qureshi

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.

British, b. 1986, Bradford, United Kingdom, based in London, United Kingdom

Solo Shows on Artsy

Congregation, Gazelli Art House, London

Group Shows on Artsy

Everything Exists Now, Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery, London
GO FIGURE, Aicon Gallery, New York