Asrar Farooqi

Asrar Farooqi spent his childhood years in Bahawalpur struggling as an artist. Right from the beginning, he faced great opposition from his family for his interest in art. At the same time as his interest in art grew, his interest in studies dwindled. When he was seventeen, in 1997 he took the bold step of leaving his family and hometown, to start a new life in Lahore.
He learnt the art of painting at large scale for cinema sign-boards, in Lahore. So, as a teenager he was supporting himself and his parents through his artwork. He also grew more interested towards conventional art. Lahore being the hub of the art world somehow missed out on Asrar's art education, which he finally received when he shifted to Islamabad in 2002. He came into contact with maestros like Mansoor Rahi and Ghulam Rasulin the field of art. At the same time he started his own advertising business and worked as a portrait artist.
It was at the age of twenty two, that Asrar met Ghulam Rasul who advised him to start original creative work of his own. Asrar stayed with him for some time at his residence, working in his studio, while observing the great artist at work.
The next great impact on his work was by Mansoor Rahi who, was just the kind of person he needed as a guide and mentor. He was the one to answer Asrar's insatiable questions on different aspects of art. His guidance helped Asrar to find his own creative style. Through Mansoor Rahi, Asrar gained his own space in the world of art. Now, he is member of the Generation Rahi which is one the most prominent art groups in the capital. Here, he was introduced as a professional artist for the first time 2015.
The dynamic bold strokes which are at once bold and vibrant show the present day city scenes. The typical local wagons decorated in a truck art style and rickshaws, the old dilapidated buildings, the hustle bustle of the bazar scenes, are all depicted in his paintings.
Currently he is living and working as a full time artist in Rawalpindi with his wife and children.

Date of Birth: 1980-04-17 in Bahawalpur, Pakistan.

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Workshops Conducted:

2018 Solo Exhibition, "Cultural Hues of Rawalpindi" ll For The Love Of Art Gallery Islamabad
2018 Solo Exhibition, "Cultural Hues of Rawalpindi" Nukta Art Gallery Islamabad

Artist List

A. Q. Arif
A. R. Nagory
A. S. Rind
Aamir Kamal
Abdul Jabbar Gull
Abdullah Ali
Abid Aslam
Abid Khan
Abrar Ahmed
Abu Hanzla
Adnan Baig
Ahmed Ejaz
Ahmed Khan
Akbar Hafeez
Akram Spaul
Al Firdous
Ali Abbas
Ali Azmat
Ali Farhan
Ali Hammad
Ali Karimi
Ali Mansur
Ali Saad
Ali Sajid
Amber Munir
Amir Changezi
Amjad ali Talpur
Amna Hashmi
Amna Ilyas
Amra Khan
Anas Ghauri
Aneela Khursheed
Anjum Ayaz
Anna Molka Ahmed
Arif Changazi
Arif Khan
Asad Faruki
Ashraf Heera
Asim Amjad
Aslam Kamal
Asma Khan
Asrar Farooqi
Ayesha Butt
Aylia Adil
Bandah Ali
Bin Qullander
Brishna Amin Khan
Dr. Khalid Mahmud
Erum Akhtar
Faheem Baloch
Faiz Supro
Fareeha Shahid
Farkhandah Shahzad
Farrukh Adnan
Hafsa Faryal Khan Kayani
Hala Nasir
Hira Siddiqui
Hira Zubair Ghakar
Humayun Khan
Hussain Jamil
Irfan Qureshi
Jibran Shahid
K. Mehmood
Kashif Khan
Khalid Khan - KAAY
Komal Shahid Khan
M. Mohsin Shaikh
Mahrukh Bajwa
Maliha Azami Aga
Mashkoor Raza
Masooma Abbas
Mian Athar
Mudassar Ali Zaib
Mudassar Kazmi
Muhammad Arshad
Muhammad Sulaman
Muhammad Tariq
Munawar Mohiuddin
Muneeb Ali
Muneeb Qureshi
Muzna Mahmood
Nageen Yousaf Chaudhry
Noormah Jamal
Nyla Talpur
Qurrat ul Ain
Rabia Tariq
Rahim Baloch
Raja Najam
Ramsha Rubbani
Rasheed Butt
Raza Bukhari
Rizwan Ali
Rukhsana Mehmood
Saba Haroon
Sadia Murtaza
Saeed Akhtar
Salman Hunzai
Sana Durrani
Sana Nezam
Sana Saeed
Sanam Seema Mangi
Sara Akram
Sarfraz Musawir
Shahid Malik
Shanzey Mir
Shazia Munir
Sidra Asim
Syed Arsalan Naqvi
Syeda Sadaf Rizvi
Tahir Bilal Ummi
Tahira Rasheed
Tayyab Tariq
Ujala Hayyat
Usman Khalid
Verdah Javed
Wajid Yaqoot
Wasim Jatala
Zafar Iqbal
Zahid Saleem
Zainab Mehmood
Zeeshan Ahmad
Zeynab Movahed
Zulfiqar Ali
Zulfiqar Ali Zulfi
Zulqarnain