Waseem Ahmed



Anant Art Gallery, 2008

Catalogue Essay: Preeti Bahadur


Waseem’s tents are forms of exquisite beauty. Crafted with great care and love, they appear to embody the aesthetics of miniatures. Yet this vision seems to perfect- its allure simultaneously mesmerizes as it leaves us cold and rejected. He extracts a fable of abstracted emotions  from this pull, luring the viewer into a game that’s plays fascination and desire against inaccessibility and even incommunicability. We are teased into following the four-legged animal, mirroring its searching vulnerability, until it reveals its sinister face and predatory intent.


(excerpt from the catalogue essay ‘Waseem Ahmed' by Preeti Bahadur)