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Gulammohammed Sheikh

History Through a Kaleidoscope

By Oliver Krischer

Portrait of Gulammohammed Sheikh. Photo by Sukhdev Rathod. Courtesy the artist.

Images can result from accumulations rather than isolated inspiration. Maps, for instance, are refined and redrawn according to use, while religious icons can also evolve and change over time. Indian painter Gulammohammed Sheikh might well say that images are amalgams of the physical and mystical. We met in Hong Kong at an art-deco cigar lounge in the middle of the Central district, which happened to be the closest quiet corner to the gallery hosting his first…

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