Saad Ahmed Qureshi
Untitled, paint on plastic on wood, variable, October 2009

Saad Ahmed Qureshi
'We Will Go on Covering Our Heads', carpet on wood, variable, February 2010

Saad Ahmed Qureshi
Towards meaning (detail), human hair and wood, variable, November 2009

Saad Ahmed Qureshi
Like a white idea (detail), gold leaf on leather on wood, variable , August 2009

Saad Qureshi works across the disciplines of installation, sculpture and painting in order to investigate the psychology of visual perception. While growing up in Bradford he observed the highly contrasting lifestyles of neighbouring communities, and experienced at first hand the vitriolic race riots of 2001. Qureshi's practice is informed by his fascination for the endless distortions of visual perception, his studies of the cultural 'other', and his empathetic concerns about the heartaches of the migrant. So his work is aesthetically beautiful but also emotionally melancholic, and his interest in optical and psychological illusions reflect his personal struggles to reconcile the failures of ideals and belief systems with the practicalities of contemporary life.


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