An image of Descriptions from Past II

Nusra Latif Qureshi

(Australia, Pakistan 1973 – )

Descriptions from Past II

Location
Not on display
Further information

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.

Year
2001
Media
Drawing
Medium
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
Accession number
193.2019
Copyright
© Nusra Latif Qureshi