Farhad’s paintings dwell on the
human figure. His works are narrative with each figure
interrelated to the other. Though, on a quick glance,
one may feel awestruck by their presence, each figure
is an integral part of the work. Each having a personality,
which nurtures the narrative. In terms of structure
and concepts these recent works deal with more thought
provocative intricacies. The underlying sublimity of
humor and irony betray the true experience of the artist.
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.
Having realized and recognized his own style, the artist
is continuously striving to evolve his work, trying
to take it to a higher aesthetic level. There is a conscious
bid to make his presence felt through his artwork.
The artist was the 2004 recipient of the Nasreen Mohamedi
scholarship. The Indian Art College Art Exhibition has
also awarded him the prize for best watercolour in 1998.
Farhad has participated in several group shows in Baroda,
Mumbai and Kolkata.