Born in Jamshedpur, Jharkhand in 1975 Farhad Hussain did his graduation from Santiniketan
and continued to complete his MFA in Baroda.
As a talented and contemporary artist his technique of applying colour dot-by-dot creates a
vibrancy of colour spinning magic while narrating images larger than life, telling tales of
human relationship. The hard intricacies of human life find expression through his bold and
striking colours with a touch of humour and sarcasm that leave a lasting impression in the
viewer’s mind. Amidst his vibrant colour playing out the intricacies of human relationships,
one can see the influence of miniature paintings, elements of Japanese and Kalighat style of
paintings. While his recent works included images from day-to-day life, his later work
became more complex dealing in detail about the complexities of human relationships
where each figure is a narrative, yet integral to the whole at the same time.
He was the recipient of the Nasreen Mohamedi scholarship in 2004, as the ‘Most Promising
Artist’, Runner up, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi in 2006 and awarded the prize for best
watercolour in 1998 by The Indian Art College Art Exhibition. Farhad has participated in
several group shows in Baroda, Mumbai, and Kolkata.
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