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    Sale 2605

    Asian Contemporary Art (Day Sale)

    25 May 2008, Hong Kong

  • Lot 727

    TALHA RATHORE

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    TALHA RATHORE
    (BORN IN 1969)
    SHADES OF MATTERS UNEXPLAINED
    SIGNED & DATED IN URDU (LOWER LEFT)
    GOUACHE, COLLAGE, BLOCK PRINTING & GOLD ON WASLI PAPER
    34 X 48 CM. (13½ X 19 IN.)
    EXECUTED IN 2002


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    TALHA RATHORE INCORPORATES THE LANGUAGE OF TRADITIONAL BASHOLI, GULER AND KISHANGARH SCHOOLS OF MINIATURE PAINTING IN HER WORK AND UTILIZES ITS TECHNIQUES AND ICONOGRAPHY TO CREATE STARTLINGLY UNIQUE AND CONTEMPORARY WORKS. RATHORE'S WORKS REFLECT ISSUES OF IDENTITY, DISPLACEMENT AND WOMANHOOD. A RECENT PAKISTANI IMMIGRANT NOW BASED IN NEW YORK, RATHORE USES THE PAINSTAKING TECHNIQUE OF TRADITIONAL MINIATURES TO EXPRESS HER FEELINGS ON LIFE IN ONE OF THE WORLD'S MOST INDUSTRIALIZED AND CONTEMPORARY CITIES, NEW YORK. LITERALLY ROOTING THIS SERIES OF WORKS IN THE GRID-LIKE TOPOGRAPHY OF MANHATTAN, SHE USES AN ACTUAL SUBWAY MAP AS THE 'CANVAS' FOR HER PAINTINGS.

    Literature

    TALHA RATHORE: BETWEEN WORLDS, EXH. CAT., BOSE PACIA MODERN, NEW YORK, 2003.
    CONTINUITY AND CHANGE: ISLAMIC TRADITION IN CONTEMPORARY ART, DIGITAL EXH. CAT., THE WILLIAMSBURG ART AND HISTORICAL CENTRE, BROOKLYN, NEW YORK, 2007


    Exhibited

    BROOKLYN, NEW YORK, WILLIAMSBURG ART AND HISTORICAL CENTER, CONTINUITY AND CHANGE: ISLAMIC TRADITION IN CONTEMPORARY ART, NOVEMBER 10 - DECEMBER 2, 2007
    DUBAI, GULF ART FAIR, 2007
    NEW YORK, BOSE PACIA MODERN, TALHA RATHORE: BETWEEN WORLDS, FEBRUARY 2003