Echoes of Contemplation An exhibition by Veeda Ahmed

19–22 Charlotte Road, London EC2A 3SG
Wednesday 11 th October – Friday 20 th October 2017 |

The Pakistan High Commission is pleased to announce a solo exhibition of paintings by Veeda Ahmed at the Prince’s School of Traditional Arts. The exhibition displays her masterful skills as a contemporary painter who uses traditional miniature painting techniques and materials in her work.

Veeda initially trained at The University of Punjab, Lahore, and the Ruskin School of Drawing & Fine Art, Oxford University. She went on to study at The Prince’s School of Traditional Arts, London, where she received a PhD in Persian, Mughal and Pahari drawing and painting. She is a critically acclaimed artist having participated in over 40 exhibitions all over the world.

The Pakistan High Commission has the pleasure of presenting this solo show of Veeda Ahmed’s accomplished art, as part of the 70th Independence Anniversary celebrations in London.Veeda Ahmed:
“Echoes of Contemplation” is a contemporary body of work that draws from the knowledge of historical writings, techniques, materials and the working practices of the old miniature painters. This way of painting has been absorbed in my work over many years of practice and learning with the remaining masters of this ancient craft. In order to keep this tradition alive it is crucial to continue to use these techniques and also to share the knowledge with the
coming generation of artists. Although time consuming, if we continue to share the old techniques, there is this amazing luminosity that can be achieved in art work for years to come.

A day in the park 2017
Fine watercolour pigment on antique Vasli paper
35.5cm x 29cm

Serenity 2017
Hand ground malachite, shell gold and fine watercolour on Vasli paper 35.5cm x 22.5cm

Kukai and the lotus leaf 2017
Malachite, shell gold and fine watercolour pigment on Indigo Sanganer Vasli paper
47cm x 34.5cm

Enchanted Birds 2016
Fine watercolour pigment and shell gold on tea stained handmade Vasli paper 32 cm x 24 cm

Reflections of a train journey through the Punjab 2013
Hand ground pigments and shell gold on antique paper pasted on Vasli paper 47 cm x 67 cm

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