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ABUL HISHAM, Wrath of God, 2011, acrylic, graphite, soft pastel and watercolour on paper 152.4 x 122 cm / 60 x 48 in


Abul Hisham's works manipulate characters he has seen and experienced in his social environment. Upon them he layers various inflections of positive and negative humanity its inevitability and horror. Collaging symbols of power through words, attire and expression, he takes these figures beyond realism, placing them on pedestals of hyperreal farce, stripping them of both their positions of power and humanity.

Born 1987 in Thrissur, Kerala
MFA (Painting), S.N. School of Arts, University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad
BFA (Painting) Government College of Fine Arts , Thrissur, Kerala 
Lives in Hyderabad

Solo Exhibitions

  • 2014
    Abul Hisham - New Works, Galerie Mirchandani + Steinruecke, Mumbai
  • 2010
    'DOMINATION', Kashi Art Gallery, Cochin

Selected Group Exhibitions

  • 2013
    'Art For Young Collectors II', Galerie Mirchandani + Steinruecke, Mumbai
  • 2013
    'Hanging Terrace', Gallery Veda, Chennai
  • 2012
    'Prepellers', Gallery Art & Soul, ChennaiCurated by Dr.Kavitha Balakrishnan
  • 2012
    'New Trends from South', Art ChennaiPresented by Apparao Art Gallery, Chennai
  • 2011
    'Voices from Kerala', Apparao Art Gallery, New Delhi
  • 2009
    Kerala Lalit Kala Academy State Exhibition, Durbar Hall Arts Centre, Cochin
  • 2009
    London Art Fair, LondonPresented by Kings Road Art Gallery, London


  • 2013
    Inlaks Fine Arts Award