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Farhad Hussain

Jharkhand, India

Farhad Hussain was born in 1975 in Jamshedpur, Jharkhand. Farhad completed his BFA from Shantiniketan and MFA from the Faculty of Fine Arts in Baroda in 2005. Farhad bases his works on the realities of human relationships and their subtle complexities. Farhad says, “In my earlier works, I used to work on images that came from my day to day visual experience. But these images were always present with a touch of humour and sarcasm.” His works are narrative with each figure interrelated to the other. Vibrant colours and bright backdrops are a trademark of the artist. These bright colours remain flat with minute textile patterning for detailing in all his paintings. Various elements from miniature paintings, Kalighat paintings, Japanese prints and images from mass media are scrutinized, transformed and transferred on to the surface through the artists own style of expression. Farhad has chosen to use tempera on cloth for his works, the media allowing him to achieve the desired vibrancy of colours. He has participated in many group shows nationally and internationally.


Monk on Elephant Parade
Acrylic on canvas 48" x 72"
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