'Ali Kazim (b.1979, Pattoki. Lives and works in Lahore) creates layered, textured watercolours and ink drawings, primarily of desolate landscapes and figures in isolation. His meticulous brushwork draws upon miniature painting techniques, capturing the finest details, for instance individual strands of hair. Kazim treats landscapes with the same forensic finesse and considers the ancient civilisations that once flourished in Pakistan. Deploying an archaeological approach, he documents ruins and uses clay to create objects seemingly excavated from long-buried cities.' - from Jhaveri Contemporary's website
This book features a body of work made between 2013 and 2018 that are mostly landscapes or renderings of clouds, dust, and fragments of ancient artifacts. With texts by Adnan Madani and Naman P Ahuja, as well as a transcript of a conversation between the artist and Anita Dawood. List of works and artist biography provided.