The art of Moeen Faruqi is rich in metaphor. Through his paintings, he leads the audience in raising questions and forming opinions of the subjects’ daily lives. Faruqi’s subjects appear self-conscious, vulnerable in a way that touches the observer. Often the subjects of his work are set in a surrealist scenario, where undercurrents of chaos are discerned. In spite of the decorum that speaks of `attitude’, the paintings appear as a sympathetic scrutiny of human foibles, his intentions perhaps to create a theatre of the absurd.
The artist’s paintings bring into sharp focus each character’s distinct eccentricities, mirroring and celebrating unique and precious individuality. In recent exhibitions the artist has worked in the third dimension, brightly patterning the diverse structure; he is also painting perceptive large scaled portraits.