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Noor Ali Chagani

 Noor Ali Chagani studies the natural instinct of occupying and isolating one’s estate or land building walls around it. He focuses on the interaction of society with these dead walls on roadsides as people start using it as canvas for social or political expressions in a form of calligraffiti.

Noor Ali Chagani explores the ancient technique of clay brick making using kilns; he makes his own bricks in miniature size that act as units for his art objects. Just as in miniature painting, the small brush strokes are used to render and build the image – Chagani constructs his own walls with miniature bricks and paints them in similar fashion to the walls built around the private and disputed properties. Trained at the miniature painting department of the National College of Arts in Lahore, Chagani is the first cutting edge contemporary miniature artist using the rules of miniature paintings in 3D. Noor Ali was shortlisted for the Jameel Prize 2011 .The Jameel Prize is an international award for contemporary art and design inspired by Islamic tradition. Its aim is to explore the relationship between Islamic traditions of art, craft and design and contemporary work as part of a wider debate about Islamic culture and its role today. In 2012 Noor Ali Chagani was a guest resident at the prestigious rijksakademie in Amsterdam.« The Rijksakademie residency is a place for research and production for talented, professional artists from all over the world. There are fifty-five studios where, for a period of two years, resident artists can conduct research, experiment and work on projects and production » He stayed there for few month and his work was shown in early december 2012