Artist Salman Farooqi was born in karachi on 1976 in Karachi, Pakistan.
About Salman Farooqi Painting
Salman Farooqi graduated with distinction from the Karachi School of Art and has been an artist for over a decade. He has studied under the guidance of Eqbal Mehdi. Although he is known to experiment with realism and modernism, his current work of landscapes focuses on impressionism and it is this work that is bringing him further acclaim and recognition in Pakistan and abroad.
Farooqi’s paintings are vibrant, cheerful and visual treat to the eyes. Like pages of a children’s book, the finishing appears defined and lustrous. The magical talent of making alike gave him the power over objects; with this power, he gives new appearance to recognizable objects.
The boats, river, sun and buildings representing a real life picture in an asymmetrical manner. The images of corporeal things seem tangible in his paintings. In his conceptual paintings he connects reality with vivid imagination, the amorphous sun, shadowy boats and nebulous buildings all tell a day- to-day life but in a different way. His rendering of subject matter is stylized and the forms are simplified in various geometrical configurations that are created with both skill and spontaneity.
His abstract, cubist approach is a treat for many art critics, for whom his brush is a magic wand, and canvases a symphony of myriad colored planes. After finishing his painting based on reality he slightly distorts it by using squares thus giving his realistic work a Cubic forms, which are immediately striking have symbolic significance in his work. In some paintings, complete forms of various objects like houses, pole and electricity wires, buildings and the setting sun are clearly portrayed while others are in abstract form.
Driven by remarkable creativity Salman Farooqi creates delineative and depictive forms persuading others in believing the askew objects are real. While the lines tend to be delicate, the colors are bold as the artist applies the paint in thin layers and maintains the clarity of the brilliant hues. The sun is visible behind the buildings while electric wires and poles also occupy an important space in the painting.
The artist has focuses widely on three objects; trees, architectural structures and boats. whereas Dhows and double-masted boats, which often have triangular sails, are prominent features of the past and current landscape of Karachi in Farooqi’s work.