The delicate curling floral motifs in this exquisite work derive from the decorative illumination found in traditional Persian miniature painting. Typically, illumination forms the decorative sections around important letters or blocks of text, or fills the margins as a colorful frame for the central image. Here however, the artist has made illumination the subject of the work, filling a central oval form with dense grey foliage. The restless patterns give a sense of continuous motion, never letting the eye rest, but tracing, as it were, life’s constant turmoil.Paper: 2-color silkscreen on white Arches Cover paper, 200gsm.
Tamim Sahib Zader
|Miniature painter 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...
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