You Selfish Dreamer

Project Art Divvy and Rossi & Rossi are delighted to present You Selfish Dreamer, an exhibition of artworks by Rabeya Jalil, Heraa Khan, Saba Khan, Veera Rustomji, and Mohsin Shafi.

You Selfish Dreamer is the first of a series of collaborative exhibitions held by Project Art Divvy and Rossi & Rossi. This partnership is geared towards extending support and building interest in a new generation of cutting edge artists from Pakistan.

The title of the exhibition is a phrase from The Glass Menagerie, the 1945 play by Tennessee Williams, which explores the fragile reality of shattered illusions, unfulfilled dreams and relentless memories. Like the characters in Williams’ play, each painting has the multilayered quality of a woven tapestry, both in terms of the artist’s technique and the layers of meaning hidden within the works. The pieces have been embedded in the artist’s reality and embellished with fiction, socio-political critique, and the hazy aura of memory. The resulting collages, installations and paintings are thought provoking, they inspire self-introspection and societal analysis.

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Rabeya Jalil
How to Draw a…,2016
Acrylic on board
Each 30.5 x 30.5 cm (12 x 12 in)
4 pieces in total
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Rabeya Jalil
Pursuit of Happiness II, 2016
Acrylic on board
Each 20.3 x 20.3 cm (8 x 8 in)
4 pieces in total
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Rabeya Jalil
Compulsive Celebrations VII,2017
Acrylic on board
61 x 73.6 cm (24 x 29 in)
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Rabeya Jalil
To Each His Own, 2015
Acrylic on board
61 x 73.6 cm (24 x 29 in)


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Heraa Khan
Bridge, 2014
Gold leaf and gouache on wasli paper
18 x 22 cm (7 x 8 ¾ in)
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Heraa Khan
Boudoir,2014
Gold leaf and gouache on wasli paper
18 x 22 cm (7 x 8 ¾ in)
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Heraa Khan
Ornament,2017
Gouache on wasli paper
33 x 21 cm (13 x 8 ¼ in)

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Saba Khan
Silence 1, 2017
Digital print and thread on fabric
73.6 x 55.9 cm (29 x 22 in)
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Saba Khan
Silence 2, 2017
Digital print and thread on fabric
73.6 x 53.3 cm (29 x 21 in)
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Saba Khan
Silence 3, 2017
Digital print and thread on fabric
48.3 x 58.4 cm (19 x 23 in)
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Saba Khan
Partition Stories With My Grandaunt, 2017
Digital print and thread on fabric
50.8 x 68.6 cm (20 x 27 in)

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Veera Rustomji
Mahjong War 1, 2017
Oil on canvas
25.4 x 20.3 cm (10 x 8 in)
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Veera Rustomji
Mahjong War 2, 2017
Oil on canvas
30.5 x 35.6 cm (12 x 14 in)
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Veera Rustomji
Mahjong War 3, 2017
Oil on canvas
30.5 x 21.6 cm (12 x 8 ½ in)
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Veera Rustomji
Mahjong Players, 2017
Oil on canvas
29.8 x 40.6 cm (11 ¾ x 16 in)

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Mohsin Shafi
Bhaj bhaj warna ay mandir maseeti.. Te kaday mann apnay wich warya ee na – ii (You run to enter temples and mosques... Would you dare enter the shrine of your heart), 2017
Inkjet prints, photo transfers, varnish and synthetic frame
24 x 39 x 8 cm (9 ½ x 15 ¼ x 3 ¼ in)
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Mohsin Shafi
Frankenstein III, 2017
Photo transfers, Inkjet print, Opaque colours, Varnish and Synthetic frame
33 x 21 x 8 cm (13 x 8 ¼ x 3 ¼ in)
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Mohsin Shafi
The Winds of Mars, 2017
Photo/line etching, Inkjet print, opaque colours, varnish and synthetic frame
21 x 33 x 8 cm (8 ¼ x 13 x 3 ¼ in)
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Mohsin Shafi
Maybe our girlfriends are our soulmates and guys are just people to have fun with, 2017
Inkjet print, opaque colours, varnish and synthetic frame
21 x 27 x 8 cm (8 ¼ x 10 ½ x 3 ¼ in)

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Mohsin Shafi
Life takes us to unexpected places... love brings us home, 2017
Line etching, photo transfers, Inkjet prints, opaque colours, varnish and synthetic frame
22 x 46 x 8 cm (8 ¾ x 18 ½ x 3 ¼ in)
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Mohsin Shafi
You are my cup of a hottie – ii, 2017
Line etching, photo transfers, Inkjet prints, opaque colours, varnish and synthetic frame
25 x 22 x 8 cm (10 x 8 ¾ x 3 ¼ in)
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Mohsin Shafi
Another Heaven, Another Earth, 2017
Inkjet prints, photo transfers, opaque colours, varnish and synthetic frame
27 x 21 x 8 cm (10 ¾ x 8 ¼ x 3 ¼ in)
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Mohsin Shafi
Being the Black Sheep of the Family, 2017
Inkjet prints, photo transfers, opaque colours, varnish and synthetic frame
79 x 59 x 8 cm (31 x 23 ¼ x 3 ¼ in)

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Mohsin Shafi
The fault in our stars, 2017
photo transfers, Inkjet print, opaque colours, found paper, varnish and synthetic
frame 21 x 26 x 8 cm (8 ¼ x 10 ¼ x 3 ¼ in)
Mohsin Shafi
The Poetics of Space, 2017
photo transfers, Inkjet print, Opaque colours, found paper, varnish and synthetic frame
60 x 85 x 8 cm (23 ¾ x 33 ½ x 3 ¼ in)