Khalid Saeed Butt
Khalid Saeed Butt is an artist whose painting in the style of miniature tradition continues extremely popular. His work may be interpreted as positive Romanticism in its commitment to the artist’s absolute right of expression, freely fusing traditional and contemporary artistic subtleties. In 1974 he took an MFA from Punjab University and from 1979; he was Assistant Professor in the College of Art and Design, Punjab University. Until his retirement, he taught Miniature Painting and drawing. The artist has participated in numerous National exhibitions and Provincial exhibitions and in 1981 and 1994 he was the recipient of National awards. His work has been exhibited in Singapore, China, and in London, to acclaim. Many of the artist’s paintings are included in private collections. A solo exhibition of the artist’s work titled: Ragniyan, took place at the ArtScene Gallery, Karachi, 2013.
Mansur Aye (1941 - 2008)
"As a Miniature artist living and working in Lahore, witnessing social, cultural and political conditions in Pakistan and at the same time traveling and experiencing social & cultural differences in the other parts of the world, I realized that my thoughts have been permanently altered. In reponse to a continually changing outer world, I am searching for the essentials of life, something that is true and eternal, which cannot be changed by social, political or cultural conditions. Something, which is as consistent and ordered as always."
Najmi Sura was initially attracted to the colour and movement of abstract art. The direction of her work changed when, undecided, she approached Jamil Naqsh for advice. He studied her work and advised her to practice figurative art. Then ensued an intensive period of work and study of miniature schools of art mentored by Jamil Naqsh. Najmi found her signature art in the beautiful themes of Pahari, Rajput and Mughul Schools that characterize her work with a modern sensibility. Though her work is seldom seen in exhibition she is the recipient of National Awards. In June 2014, she is scheduled to mount a collection of her latest work in a two artist show with Jamil Naqsh at the Albermarle Gallery, London.