Atif Khan

Tales of the Heart

Opening Reception: October 27, 2022
Time: 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Tanzara Gallery, Islamabad
Exhibition continues until 09, November 2022. (Mon - Sat | 11:30 am - 7:00 pm)

By and large, Muhammad Atif Khan’s work is a homage to Pakistani popular visual culture, paying tribute to its amalgamation of Central Asian/Persian aesthetics and a local South Asian blend of expressive storytelling. Borrowing from and building on a gamut of images and iconography across hundreds of years of Mughal culture and miniature paintings, to Pakistani truck art and a diverse range of visual materials from his everyday life , Atif creates a unique imaginary universe. Juxtaposing eclectic images in contrasting environments subverts their original contextual meaning and opens windows on new stories that speak of his concerns about spiritual and physical worlds, simultaneously.
About the technique:
To construct the compositions on the basis of his own story line, he works with fractions of existing or found images, created by others. Atif Khan borrow these fraction of images from various sources of his interests such as Miniature paintings, Truck art and all types of popular printed materials i.e. books, posters, currency notes etc.
Atif Khan gathers  data through photography and scanning from printed materials. He put all gathered data into his computer where he does editing, rearranging, composing and digital drawing using various software. Once he finish the work on the screen then it go through the colour correction and proofing stages, which ended up in the form of a Museum quality archival inkjet print.
One can call it recycling of images; even he extensively incorporate the found images in his work but the compositions and story lines are very much of his own, which suggests new meanings to the viewers.

Artwork

Atif Khan TG1072

Atif Khan
TG1072
Archival digital print on Waterford paper
18 x 24 in
Available

Atif Khan TG1073

Atif Khan
TG1073
Archival inkjet on Hahnemuhle paper
24 x 18 in
Available

Atif Khan TG1074

Atif Khan
TG1074
Archival digital print on Waterford paper
13.75 x 24.25 in
Sold

Atif Khan TG1075

Atif Khan
TG1075
Archival digital print on Waterford paper
13.5 x 24.25 in
Sold

Atif Khan TG1076

Atif Khan
TG1076
Archival inkjet on Hahnemuhle paper
30 x 60 in
Available

Atif Khan TG-1077

Atif Khan
TG1077
Archival inkjet on Hahnemuhle paper
30 x 60 in
Available

Atif Khan TG-1078

Atif Khan
TG1078
Archival inkjet on Hahnemuhle paper
18 x 24 in
Available

Atif Khan TG-1079

Atif Khan
TG1079
Archival inkjet on Hahnemuhle paper
18 x 24 in
Available

Atif Khan TG-1080

Atif Khan
TG1080
Archival inkjet on Hahnemuhle paper
68 x 22 in
Available

Atif khan TG-1081

Atif Khan
TG1081
Hand-Stamping with ink on composite layers of thick acrylic panels
26.5 x 19.5 in
Sold

Atif Khan TG-1082

Atif Khan
TG1082
Hand-Stamping with ink on composite layers of thick acrylic panels
26.5 x 19.5 in
Sold

Atif Khan TG-1083

Atif Khan
TG1083
Hand-Stamping with ink on composite layers of thick acrylic panels
26.5 x 19.5 in
Sold