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Anwar Saeed

Born in 1955 in Lahore (Pakistan)
Lives and works in Lahore (Pakistan)

Anwar Saeed graduated with a BFA from the National College of Arts, Lahore in 1978 and completed his postgraduate studies at the Royal College of Arts in London. He has exhibited widely in Pakistan and has participated in group shows in the US, Australia, Norway, Egypt, Jordan and India. He has been Associate Professor at the National College of Arts, Lahore since 1986.

Anwar Saeed has submitted a painting for KB17. He writes of his wider practice: “Parallel to all kinds of changes in medium, technique, materials and more, what I can see as almost constant in my work, over the years, is the presence of figure--the physicality of it. The pleasure of drawing and painting the body is the thing that keeps me coming back to my work. It also appears as a site where you can locate discussions of marginality, dispossession, love, betrayal, sin, violence, death and rebirth.”

A Casual State of Being in a Soul Hunting Haven, 2017.
Acrylic on canvas
152 x 274 cm.
Courtesy the artist