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Modern Mughals, S.M Khayyam

S.M.Khayyam was born in 1992 in Quetta but currently lives and works in Lahore. Khayyam obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Art, with a major in miniature painting, from the National College of Arts, Lahore. He takes an experimental approach to his work using diverse mediums, including drawing, painting, sculpture, illustration, large-scale installations and calligraphy.

We talk to the contemporary artist about his fascination with Mughal miniatures, making his own pigments and the inspiration behind his striking yet delicate works.