Artisan: Tamim Sahib Zader - Miniature painting from Afghanistan
 
What:
Miniature painting
Where:
Afghanistan
Style signature:
Imaginative, dreamlike representations governed by traditional aesthetics.
Backstory:
Miniature painter Mohammad Tamim Sahib Zader was born in Kabul in 1975 and began learning his craft at the tender age of seven. His dedication to the preservation of this delicate tradition was almost cut short upon his capture by the Taliban. Stopped and searched because of his Western clothes, he was beaten when they found figurative paintings in his bag. He fled the country and lived as a refugee in Pakistan for several years, designing carpets to earn his living. He later returned to Afghanistan where he teaches miniature painting, illumination and design. Opposition has only strengthened Tamim’s resolve. Art gives him and his country a voice, and it is something he is willing to pursue regardless of all obstacles.
Inspiration:
“I believe in keeping our traditions alive whatever the social or political circumstances.”

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