Born 1979 Pattoki, Pakistan
Lives and works in
Ali Kazim creates highly crafted works that experiment with painterly techniques to create atmospheric, dream-like qualities. He is interested in the history of Pakistan’s landscapes and the ancient civilizations that once inhabited the region, particularly imagining the stories hidden in unexcavated remains. Kazim regularly visits these areas, studying the mounds which form the contours of the landscapes, and searching for pottery shards and remnants of buried cities. Working in a range of techniques, styles and scales, his delicate and textural paintings capture deserted landscapes in their dormant and lifeless condition, or in a sudden moment of transformation as severe weather tears through parched terrain.