The Singh Twins
Cited by Simon Schama as the “artistic face of modern Britain”, The Singh Twins are contemporary British artists of international standing whose award-winning paintings have been acknowledged as constituting a unique genre in British Art and for initiating a new movement in the revival of the Indian miniature tradition within modern art practice - something which, in 2011, was officially recognized at the highest level of British Establishment when they both received an MBE “for Services to the Indian Miniature Tradition of Painting in Contemporary Art” in the Queen’s Birthday Honours. In 2015 they were awarded Honorary Doctorates from the University of Chester for their “outstanding contribution to British Art”.
Most recent projects include a portrait commissioned by the Museums of Scotland of Maharaja Duleep Singh (deposed Ruler of the Sikh Kingdom of Punjab and first resident Sikh in the UK) and a collaboration with top Indian Fashion Designer, Tarun Tahiliani, who’s 2015 Spring Summer Collection was inspired by their artwork.
The Singh Twins currently have work showing by special invitation, at the Royal Academy 2017 Summer Exhibition and due to go on show in Singapore later this year, as part of Tate Britain’s Artist and Empire touring exhibition.
They are also developing a new series of artworks in partnership with National Museums Liverpool and the University of Liverpool, exploring the impact of India’s textile industry on global history, politics, society and culture and its modern day relevance.