The Roof Garden Commission

roof.garden.commissionThe ROOF GARDEN COMMISSION presents the first large-scale installation in the United States, in New York,  by the artist Imran Qureshi (born 1972, Hyderabad, Pakistan). From May 14 to November 3, 2013.

 

Here what the Metropolitan stated about him: “In recent years Qureshi has transplanted his landscapes from the boundaries of the page to specific architectural environments. Flooding his chosen sites with acrylic, the artist then works the paint into thickets of ornamental leaves with foliate patterns that evoke the luxuriant walled gardens of the Mughals—a ubiquitous subject in historic miniatures. On the Roof Garden, the blooms also echo the verdant foliage of Central Park—a green space conceived in the nineteenth century to function as a site of respite and tranquility in the midst of the chaotic and cacophonous city”.

 

Check the video of his installation at the Metropolitan.

 

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