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Title

Forever and Ever I

2011

Artist

Nusra Latif Qureshi

Australia, Pakistan

1973 –

Alternate image of Forever and Ever I by Nusra Latif Qureshi
Alternate image of Forever and Ever I by Nusra Latif Qureshi
Alternate image of Forever and Ever I by Nusra Latif Qureshi
  • Details

    Date
    2011
    Media categories
    Mixed media painting , Painting
    Materials used
    mixed media on illustration board
    Dimensions

    a - left panel (framed), 40 x 31 cm

    b - right panel (framed), 40 x 39.5 cm

    Credit
    Art Gallery of New South Wales, Bulgari Art Award 2019
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    214.2019.a-b
    Copyright
    © Nusra Latif Qureshi

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    Artist information
    Nusra Latif Qureshi

    Works in the collection

    6

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    The two-panel painting Forever and ever I 2011 features in the left panel the outline of a seated woman taken from an earlier miniature painting which Qureshi has overlaid with a fragmentary image of Ganesh, the Hindu deity associated with wisdom. Painted threads connect across to the right panel, where women’s arms reach out from behind a globe in detailed expressive hand gestures that echo gestures used in traditional painting. The hands and arms are caught up and wound around by the threads, but also deftly manage to turn the thread into meaningful forms such as the lotus flower. The globe shape both occludes the women but suggests a world dependent on their creative energy.

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