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Title

Forever and Ever I

2011


Artist

Nusra Latif Qureshi

Australia, Pakistan

1973 -


About

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.


Details


Date

2011


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


Artist information

Nusra Latif Qureshi

Works in the collection

6