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Paper cutting art by Tusif

Tusif Ahmad is a man possessing a multitude of skills in various fields. He’s a papercutting artist, a jewelry designer, software developer and a palmist who has worked in many large companies and has many exhibitions throughout the world. His art is influenced by the traditional intricate patterns and symbols found in Islamic art. The art of papercutting involves the artist cutting a whole painting from a single piece of paper resulting in a painstakingly intricate and fragile piece of art. Tusif describes his process as taking a piece of paper, visualising a story and taking away the parts that aren't part of that story.

His interest in art began in his teenage years, where he started creating pieces of art using pen and ink. He was mostly interested in creating landscapes and capturing and preserving the beauty of our world in his canvas. Throughout his journey around the world, he has experienced and worked with artists of different skills, mindsets, and point of views which has given him a very diverse viewpoint and opinions which he tries to depict in his artwork. His work represents peace, love, humanity and humility. Love is represented in many forms; whether it’s the love of a mother for her child, or the love between two members of opposing sex or the love of god for his creation, Love is a recurring theme. Throughout his journey, he has seen and experienced different religions and cultures and hopes to represent the common ground which is Love and Peace between those cultures in his artwork to unite humanity.

His artwork, created using knives, is created very tastefully ensuring the highest quality and excellence of design. The process of papercutting is subtractive and he therefore has to think a few steps ahead. Even with planning, the work that is unveiled after cutting away the background is a delightful and awe-inspiring surprise. The patience required for this kind of artwork is phenomenal and is something not everyone has. The simplicity, flexibility and the strength of paper allows Tusif to transform the material into beautiful two and three dimensional art forms with a range of expression and that is when the craft of building and forming merges with the expression of ideas and beliefs.

His artwork is beautiful and intricate and creates a sense of awe in the viewer.

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Exhibitions

Paper cutting art by tusif
Solo Exhibitions:
2015 Rosewood Hotel Organised by Abu Dhabi Art Hub – Abu Dhabi – UAE
2013 Nomad Gallery – Islamabad Pakistan
2013 Mountford Gallery – Pemberton WA for more information click here
2012 Kulcha Art Gallery – Fremantle
2002 Omikron Gallery – Larnaca, Cyprus
2002 Sultan Art Gallery – Kuwait
1987 Rawalpindi Arts Council – Rawalpindi – Pakistan
Group Exhibitions:
2016 Muslim Life Style Show – London
2015 Artwork Purchased by Islamic Museum of Australia.
2014 Mandurah Art Awards 2014
2014 Highly Commended Art Award 2014 for my Artwork Tuba – City of Karratha
2014 Leased by Islamic Museum of Australia, Melbroune – Isma Husna for for two years.
2013 Mandurah Art Awards 2013
2012 Mandurah Art Awards 2012
2012 with Avital Sheffer, Gadfly Gallery, Perth, Western Australia
2006 Artisans Margaret River – Australia.
2005 Hunderkada Art Council – Islamabad, Pakistan.
2003 Omikron Gallery – Larnaca, Cyprus
2002 Jewellery Designs Exhibition in
Lazurde Gold Jewellery Company – Saudi Arabia
2000 Islamabad Arts Council – Islamabad, Pakistan
2000 Alhumrah Arts Council – Lahore, Pakistan
1999 Sultan Gallery – Kuwait
1988 Al Hamrah Arts Council – Lahore, Pakistan
Workshops:
15 Apr, 2016 Workshop in April for the City of Rockingham
25 Dec 2014 Workshop with Pakistani Artists.
4 Sept, 2013 Workshop “Lets Connect Women” – Rockingham Regional Arts and Local Artist
2 Feb, 2013 WORKSHOP ONE: PAPERCUTTING WITH TUSIF AHMAD – Rockingham

50cm (W) x 50cm (H)
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$1,300
94cm (W) x 130cm (H)
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$3,850
71cm (W) x 120cm (H)
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$3,850
94cm (W) x 133cm (H)
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$3,850
94cm (W) x 133cm (H)
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$3,850
79cm (W) x 120cm (H)
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$3,850
94cm (W) x 133cm (H)
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$3,850
110cm (W) x 59cm (H)
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$3,350