Ali Asad Naqvi
Scratching, silver leaf, gold leaf, acrylic, oil, gesso, graphite on canvas on board
Ali Asad Naqvi is a practicing artist in Lahore. He works in several mediums and employs both traditional craft-making skills as well as contemporary techniques. His work looks to explore new ways of employing traditional methods in the contemporary art-making practice. Naqvi holds a BFA in Printmaking from the National College of Arts (NCA), Lahore. He also holds a Diploma in Traditional Calligraphy & Turkish Illumination from the same institute.
'I have always been predisposed toward the technical side of art-making, and it has influenced my work to a great degree. My approach makes use of traditional arts and crafts in the contemporary setting and seeks to amalgamate traditional materials and skills with modern technologies like photography and computing, and in the process to find original expression.'