Lot 48 - Ferha Farooqui - Maternal View 2
Watercolour on paper
Signed on Verso
This auction is raising proceeds for The Hepatitis C Trust
Curated by Art on a Postcard
My paintings attempt to depict the drama of the urban street. Some pieces are compositions based on observations of everyday life. Other works comprise ‘portraits' of lost places and human stories observed on the streets of Newham, in East London. My work takes inspiration from the lived realities of people in contemporary society and attempts to chronicle the changing environment of this part of East London where I've lived since the early 1970s. My paintings are characterised by attention to detail, vivid colour and an intentional technique drawn from using multiple layers of transparent glaze, which enables luminous colour to be provided. My work can be seen on https://ferhafarooqui.weebly.com
B A Hons Fine Art, Winchester School of Art
Collections: The London Borough Of Newham The Guildhall Art Gallery Google Arts & Culture The V&a Print Collection Commissions: City Of London Corporation Culture And Commerce Taskforce 2021. Exhibition Highlights 2022 - 'Paradise Found - new visions of the Blackdown Hills', Thelma Hulbert Gallery, Honiton, Devon. 2022 - 'Trees and the sacred', Norwich Cathedral Hostry. 2021- Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 2021 - ‘Reclaiming Magic’ – Royal Academy of Arts – selected by Yinka Shonibare 2016 - Barbican Library Foyer, Barbican Centre, London 2014 - Dulwich Picture Gallery, London - Prize winner 2011 - Freud Museum, London 2010 - Pushkin House, Bloomsbury, London - 2010 - V&A Museum of Childhood, London
Statement about AOAP Submitted Artwork
My work captures the drama of the city environment and most particularly aspects of east London. I was delighted to be invited to produce a second series of 4 small painted postcards to mark International Women’s Day, in aid of The Hepatitis C Trust. The paintings I produced celebrate women in a variety of everyday settings and navigating the contemporary urban environment.
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