"Original Copy of Original Copy of Copy Originals" is a series of works in which the breadth of media and subjects that Muhammad Zeeshan is known for is presented. In this presentation, Muhammad Zeeshan has employed the imagery that has come to be popularly associated with him
The solo presentation at Art Dubai 2018 is a subtle commentary on consumerism and the growing commoditising of art as a marketable item for which there is a growing demand. Muhammad Zeeshan presents three versions of each work, the originals the first copy, and the second copy. Slight variations in the rendering of each piece differentiate one from the other. It is the artist's intention that through these subtle differences between the original and the copies, questions are raised; what defines an original piece of art? a first copy? a second copy? How does all this affect the value of a piece of art? How do ideas about 'original' and 'copy' affect buyers? What does a buyer ultimately want, and why? While the questions raised by this presentation are deeply complex, and beg extensive discussion and even debate about where art and the art market are headed, Zeeshan's spirited and tongue-in-cheek presentations are appropriately refined, as cultivated by his long standing practice.