Ghulam Mohammad was born in Zardad, beyond the city of Sibi in Balochistan. Upon graduating from school in Quetta, GM enrolled in drawing classes at the Baluchistan Arts Council. This was an eye-opening experience as he discovered new artistic materials: oil paints, pastels and watercolors.

Ghulam Mohammad breaks down existing, understandable text into its smallest single letters before recombining them in patterns in his collages.  He reassembles existing texts to create new arrangements – reviving and reformatting disused books into his collages. The individual letters that form his collages are cut out from old Urdu books about language. He enjoys exploring different Urdu scripts, researching the history, development and significance about the forms of calligraphic writing.