The idea that the artist is a sort of cartographer, a storyteller charting the visual lexicons of their time for the next generation, is a core theme of Owais Husain’s work. Using film, photography, painting, sculpture, installation and poetry - in various combinations or on their own - Husain creates visually textured works that both reference his roots in a traditional Indian figurative style and embody his constant pursuit to evolve and contemporize that iconography.


Evidence of his varied experience and training is seen in the range of Husain's works, from delicate figurative ink drawings and paintings to his more abstract and complex multi media installation work.