Mumtaz Hussain’s artistic endeavors are widely varied and rich, drawing on his background as a painter, and bringing together the history of the Indus Valley civilizations with modern sensibilities and techniques to weave deep and fascinating tales no matter what the medium.

Marriage of Civilization

The Soul of Civilization

This series of paintings, called collectively The Soul of Civilization and completed in summer of 2002, continues the artist’s fascination with language and history, but at a more fundamental, archetypal level.


Modern Mystic

Invoking the Islamic tradition of poetry as visual expression, this collection combines traditional calligraphy and images from Sufi poetry. This series of paintings, steeped in references to Mughal miniature paintings and Sufic verse, brings together aspects of Hussain’s own cultural heritage — and although the strands are diverse, the appropriated imagery converges into a harmonious…


This new series is based on Mumtaz’s recent film art=(love)2. These painting are part of the film script. Painting becomes the process of searching and using art as a tool to find an artist happiness…and lost love.

GOOL AINAK KA PECHAY (Behind the Round Glasses)

Mumtaz Hussain is pleased to announce the publication of his book GOOL AINAK KA PECHAY (Behind the Round Glasses) (written in Urdu) 160 pages Published by Sang-e-Meel Publications 25 shahrah-e-Pakistan(Lower Mall) Lahore 5400 Pakistan


In recent years, Mumtaz Hussain has expanded his artistry into cinema, bringing an evolved sensibility into this versatile art form. Here is a sample of his current work: