Ufaq Altaf is a Lahore-based practicing artist who trained in traditional Miniature painting. She completed her master’s degree from The National College of Arts, Lahore in 2021. She also learned digital design, Photography, Islamic Calligraphy, and Illumination to enhance her artistic expression. Her studio practice explores the cultural history, identity, religion and power while using patterns. Often hybridizing historic and contemporary aesthetics. To contrary of Mughal miniature paintings that are celebrated to depict the elements of beauty and ornamentation, she believes that there is always two side to a story. Hence, her work demonstrates that there are two contrasting concepts that are always simultaneously present in the world such as beauty and ugliness, good and evil, day and night, peace and violence, love and hate. Therefore, duality signifies two different parts of the same object or opposite sides of the same coin that we find in our surroundings.