Sam Francis

Untitled, 1984

106.7 X 73 inch

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Contemporary art by artists born in Pakistan

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Rashid Rana

Veil II, 2004

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Surrealism

Surrealism began in the 1920s with artists and writers whose works aimed to reveal the unconscious to unleash subconscious imagination, and explore unusual imagery. Bringing the unconscious into rational life was one key thematic goal of this group influenced by Sigmund Freud’s psychoanalysis theories.

Arte Povera

A movement and style in art that originated in Italy back in the 1960s. It combines concepts of minimalists, performance and conceptual art by making use of common or worthless materials like newspapers or stones with the hope of subverting the process of art commercialization.

Oil on board

Oil on board is the technique of using either wood boards which have been sanded and painted with primer, or high density cardboard covered with canvas. Either offers the advantage of using less space for storage than traditional stretched canvas on frames.

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