Atif Khan (b. 1972, Sahiwal, Pakistan) lives and works in Lahore, Pakistan
Often making use of Mughal iconography, Atif Khan intervenes into time, from the present day to a few hundred years in the past, which help the viewers to free their minds from the limitations of the real time while entering into an imaginary world. The artist’s juxtaposition of images of diverse and contrasting environments in one space subverts their original contextual meaning, while suggesting new relations.
For LB01, the artist exhibited work from a series that revolves around nostalgia and memories arising from the artist’s teenage years when there was only one channel on TV, with an eight- hour transmission, and watching it was the only option available.
Atif Khan has had an illustrious career as a print-maker that spans over twenty years. He is Associate Professor at the National College of Arts, Lahore. The artist graduated (with distinction) in Fine Art from the National College of Arts in Lahore in 1997, and a year later was awarded the UNESCO-ASHBURG Bursary, to complete a residency at Darat-al-Funun in Amman, Jordan.