Skip to main content

Syed A Irfan: Miniatures Artist

A name that hardly needs any more recognition in concern with Miniature Art of Pakistan. An artist whose scales are small but scopes are certainly very big. Syed A .Irfan is undoubtedly a modern master and a true identity of Pakistan.

He stepped into the Art world in 2000, at the age of 18, by a group exhibition of Miniature with other artist. An exhibition marked as “The Revival of Miniature Art in Pakistan” by Late S.Amjad Ali .A gap of 40 years between the exhibition of this duo and the past artist certainly makes it a Revival.
The difference between Syed A. Irfan and other miniaturists is the purity of his soul which in turn runs into his colors and strokes. There is a life in his miniature and one finds himself under the magical spell in no time.
Syed A. Irfan has truly revolutionized miniature art and has succeeded in creating the most authentic fusion of Miniature Art and Calligraphy Art. He has taken a bold step and enter a phase where ‘isms' take birth , where artist dare enter in a whole lifetime. I personally feel that artist like Syed Abdul Irfan are not born in centuries and hope that the greatness of his personality which has now started to erupt on the surface paper is recorded in time as a golden chapter in itself.

2004 Displayed Work (London )
2007 Displayed Work (Golf Club, Dubai )
2007 Display in Efroze Chemicals Industries Pvt. Ltd. Karachi
2008 Display in Pakistan embassy in Delhi India


Best Performance Award in PTV (Pakistan Television) 2007
Special Prize in Sadequain Award Exhibition 2006
First Prize in All Degree College Art Exhibition 2001


Solo Exhibition:
2010 Solo Exhibition at Citi Gallery Karachi.
2005 Solo Exhibition at The Art Gallery Karachi.

International Show:

2008 Group Exhibition at Dubai Auditorium.
2008 Miniature Group Exhibition at I.I.C Art Gallery, Delhi, India.

Seven Days in the Art World Three Hundred Lessons in Art  With Art in Mind: A Collection of Sixty Art Lessons


Popular posts from this blog

Pakistan: Government Employees Salary Increase Chart Budget 2017-18, PayScales

Pakistan: Government Employees Salary Increase Chart Budget 2017-18 (Proposed)
Click to View Full

Shahid Rassam and Kolkata Museum: The Conflict

Shahid Rassam, one of most famous Pakistani artists is upset a Kolkata museum, which had agreed to exhibit his works on Ghalib’s poetry done in collaboration with Indian poet Gulzar, cancelled the event at the last minute. The museum claims they were misled into believing that Gulzar would attend.

Shahid Rassam had planned to hold his exhibition, titled ‘Ghalib and Gulzar’, at Victoria Memorial Hall (VMH) Museum on February 20. Around 50 paintings and four murals were prepared for the exhibition in which Gulzar had apparently selected Ghalib’s verses for Rassam to paint.

“Out of 50, 36 of these paintings were to be exhibited at VMH Museum including murals as big as 25-by-15 feet,” Rassam told The Express Tribune. “It took me four years to work on this project and the sudden cancellation at the last moment over email is uncalled for,” he said. The artist also shared the news at a press conference in Karachi on February 28.
#ShahidRassam #Gulzar #Ghalib

CRUCIFIXION: Sadequain’s painting sets record for Pakistani art in UK

LONDON: Pakistan’s most admired and versatile painter, calligrapher Sadequain’s art work ‘Crucifixion’ made history for Pakistani art when it was sold a record breaking £118,750 (around 16 million Pakistani rupees) The painting was initially estimated of around £60,000-90,000.
A bidder anonymously offered top price for the artwork of legendary Pakistani artist Sadequain, whose work has won worldwide acclaim for its depth and meaning. To mark Pakistan’s 70th Independence Day, international auction house, Bonhams, dedicated its sale entirely to Pakistani art and sourced work of 21 Pakistani artists.
Tahmina Ghaffar, Bonhams Modern and Contemporary South Asian Art Specialist, commented while speaking to Geo News: “As proud supporters of Pakistani art for numerous years, Bonhams is delighted with the results achieved at our first Art of Pakistan sale. The enthusiastic bidding in the room, on the phone and online for the top lots demonstrates the increasing demand for, and recognition of, …