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 Iqbal Mehdi and also worked with Sam Abbas as an artist.
Farooqi’s work exudes a refreshing energy, his forms are skillfully stylized and simplified into spontaneously created geometric configurations, where smooth lines overlap and traverse the canvases with ease. The paintings are well balanced and the energy floating around captivates the eye while rich color palette and bold compositions help create brilliant effects making the paintings aesthetically pleasing,
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.
His rendering of subject matter is stylized and the forms are simplified in various geometrical configurations that are created with both skill and spontaneity.
Quickly drawn lines in his work traverse the canvases, creating a variety of forms where both bold shapes and delicate details intersperse and overlap with ease. While the lines tend to be delicate, the colors are bold. However, they do not negate the impact of the lines because the artist applies the paint in thin layers and maintains the clarity of the brilliant hues.
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.
He has participated in various group exhibitions and solo shows in various galleries around Karachi.
ART EDUCATIONFour year Diploma in Fine Art with distinction from Karachi School of Art.
SOLO SHOWS2012: My Recent Show at Revivers galleria , Lahore 2012: The Collectors Galleria , Lahore 2011: Tanzara Art Gallery, Lahore 2010:The Collectors Galleria, Lahore . 2009: The Collectors Galleria, Lahore 2006: Native Art Galery, Lahore 2006: Gulmohre Art Gallery, Karachi 2005: Shakeel Ismail Art Gallery, Karachi
GROUP SHOWS2011:Artistic Fusions From Pakistan 2011 Singapore. 2011:TRI Group Show,Revivers Galleria. Lahore 2010: Art Within and beyond Pakistan , Singapore. 2010 2009: Realty of Art, Toronto, Canada. 2009: ShowCase Art Gallery , Dubai 2008: 4Wall Art Gallery , Dubai . 2006: Unicorn Art Gallery, Karachi 2006: Momart Art Gallery, Karachi 2005: Gulmohar Art Compitition(1st Prize in pantings), Karachi 2005: Gulmohar Art Gallery, Karachi 2005: Unicorn Art Gallery, Karachi 2005: Urban Voices In Sheraton Hotal, Karachi 2005:Loure Art Gallery, Karachi 2004: Image Art Gallery, Karachi
COLLECTIONSSalman has worked on several murals for private collectors and has done commissioned work for clients in Pakistan and Ireland. He collections have reached all over the world.