Rebel Angel
Asim Butt 1978-2010


18th May 2011 - 31st August 2011

Asim Butt was a modern artist and social commentator who in the short span of his career produced a critical body of work within and outside his studio. He was innovative in his aesthetic oeuvre, painting large canvases in which he addressed issues concerning human behavior and social norms. He was deeply committed to the socio-political issues of his day and went out into the streets to paint graffiti and murals that invoked public reaction against war and injustice using trenchant symbols and hard hitting messages.
Asim Butt was born in Karachi in 1978 and lived abroad for some years before returning to Pakistan. He obtained a BSc from LUMS, Lahore and a fine art degree from Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture. He was well-informed and widely-read and his rebellion against social injustice continually manifested itself in his works.



Monograph accompanying the exhibition available for sale at the Museum bookshop, Retail price Rs. 100/-


Preparation for the exhibition


Exhibition display