top of page

XVIII QKiNGs by Zamil Ibn Zubair

XVIII QKiNGs, Zamil Ibn Zubairs first show will be hosted at Underdog Gallery from the 18th to 26th August 2015.

Zamil Ibn Zubair has given himself 18 days to put together his very first exhibition. Most sane people, would given themselves at least six months, but where’s the fun in that?

Self-teaching his way through photography while walking the streets of London, Zamil found his unique style behind the lens and then brush.

His first exhibition is called XVIII QKings. Featuring 18 pieces, he shows the power of colour and shape as a storyteller. Each piece shows moods, or perhaps rather, the struggle we often have with them.

For him, his journey started 18 years ago with a move to India, from there he has travelled his way across the world. Taking in the inspiration each place offered, absorbing the colour, smells, taste but more poignantly the set backs and disappointments.

He would then spend 18 months bringing his 18 QKiNGS to life. Hoping to share his creations, courageously, and lets be honest, ambitiously, he decided to give himself 18 days to create his first show.

And so, at the18th hour of 18th August 2015, Zamil will present his 18 QKings to London, a city that fostered his passion and talent, and who’s beauty can be spotted through the colour of his work.

The title – XVIII QKings, steams as a tribute to London. The inspiration behind the collection is moods, the duality and opposing forces between them, how, like a king can’t stand without his queen, we must know sadness to appreciate joy. The majesty and grandeur of the city is represented in the scope and scale of colour, size and vibrancy.

Each piece is bold and holds something captivating and deserving of a better look. Within each glance there is something new to see, understand and feel. Each piece represents to him moods often provoked by emotions, and he has captured the duality of them with great understanding and sensitivity.

18 days to organise an exhibition may be crazy but it’s a testament to Zamil’s personality and spirit. Anything is achievable with a little faith.

bottom of page