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Title

Descriptions from Past II

2001


Artist

Nusra Latif Qureshi

Australia, Pakistan

1973 -


About

Qureshi’s paintings sometimes have a protagonist that suggests an autobiographical element. Descriptions from the past II 2001 was painted soon after Qureshi arrived in Melbourne in 2001 to undertake post-graduate study at the Victorian College of the Arts. A figure that resembles the artist stands with two golden orbs above her, hovering worlds which she finds herself caught between. Qureshi’s experience as a migrant to Australia negotiating a new society and finding her identity here as an artist informs this work. Of the group of Qureshi’s paintings in the Gallery’s collection, this one is closest stylistically to her initial training in Lahore.


Details


Date

2001


Media category

Drawing


Materials used

gouache and gold leaf on wash


Dimensions

37.5 x 28.0 cm sheet; 35.0 x 24.7 cm image


Credit

Art Gallery of New South Wales, Bulgari Art Award 2019


Location

Not on display


Accession number

193.2019


Artist information

Nusra Latif Qureshi

Works in the collection

6